As convenient as it would be to repress things and make them disappear and think if we don’t discuss them or see them that they won’t be an issue, the truth is that the things we’re afraid to reveal or acknowledge end up silently running our lives.
I was having a conversation with a girlfriend this morning who’s an entrepreneur that’s going through a big brand/identity shift and the topic of infidelity came up, which led into a chat about how her choosing to begin directly acknowledging + processing + revealing that shame is a HUGE breakthrough.
She was having a lot of challenges receiving abundance, receiving pleasure and finally realized this energy of shame needed to be integrated to clear the way for her next phase.
As she’s wanting to uplevel her business offerings and shift her business focus to serve at a higher level, deep down she knew this secret that she’s been keeping + all that stuck energy wasn’t just a block to deeper intimacy in her relationship, but also a money block and was preventing her from feeling able to fully show up in her business in her authenticity and integrity. Shame often goes hand-in-hand with secrecy and avoidance. It can be paralyzing over time to suppress.
There’s no repair without taking responsibility and having the self-compassion to go into those feelings of unworthiness with love and courage and transparency.
You know I’m all for a deep chat on a challenging topic, so let’s discuss.