Have you ever had the thought, “What’s wrong with me?” or “There must be something wrong with me…”? I know I have. This is a statement is all about self-shaming; used to berate yourself for not doing better, being better, for not having more control.

The problem with this thought pattern, especially when it’s persistent is that it triggers additional feelings of guilt, anxiety, and stress. It causes you to lose faith in yourself. This state of mind not only keeps you from living your joy, it also is a reflection of a deeper wound, a soul wound.

For example, let’s say you are trying to improve your diet. You’re good at breakfast, do okay at lunch, then at 3 PM you eat three cookies and have a latte. You say to yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” and you are flooded with guilt and self-recrimination. So you tell yourself, “I’ll have more control tomorrow.” Nope.

The way to heal the feelings of guilt, stress, self-blame and shame, is to look deeper into the need to shame and blame yourself. THAT my friend is a reflection of a deeper wound, a soul wound.

Shaming and blaming is unkind. To heal and to find your joy, Spirit says you must tend to the wound…and forget about having eaten the cookies…at least for now.

In practical terms this means stop saying “What’s wrong with me?” There’s nothing wrong with you. You are perfect, whole, and complete, made in the image and likeness of the Most High. Angels are singing your praises right now my friend, cheering you on. Isn’t that wonderful?

Sitting in the energy of “What’s wrong with me” is like adding salt to an open wound, and blaming and shaming yourself is driving the wound deeper and causing more pain, more disconnection, and more loss of control.

During this morning prayer, we tend to the woundedness and bring the Love, Light, and Joy of Spirit into our hearts. We are One in the Light of Spirit. Watch below