One of the important tools I use in healing shame is in teaching our basic human rights and empowering people to live from them.
I can’t think of a right much more important than:
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE MY OWN TRUTH
It is in living from our personal truth and empowering self with our truth that we are able to turn away from our shame. However, that is not always easy to do. People tend to believe that their truth “should” fit for other people. Even when trying to be open or loving it is so easy to somehow communicate to someone else a better or different way to believe.
I love to step into different subcultures and just listen to people share. I begin to hear their belief system. I hear their opinions and their biases and hear what they support and what they don’t support. What an amazing process. We have so many ways of looking at and interpreting the world.
I get to determine what “truth” fits for me. I get to live my life in the way that mirrors my truth. I don’t need to defend it. I just get to live it. It empowers me away from shame.
There is no “one” way to live. I develop my value system and I live from that.
Peace to your heart!