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The Mechanics Of Innocence and Guilt. In a sense, Innocence Makes Inner Sense. Non Judgement Day is Coming!

    ura soul
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    The Mechanics Of Innocence and Guilt. In a sense, Innocence Makes Inner Sense. Non Judgement Day is Coming!

    Continuing the theme of examining the deeply twisted and broken 'judicial' system and also bringing in the very important topic of emotional and psycho-spiritual health - let's look at the finer points of what innocence and guilt are...

    Correctly understanding guilt, innocence and the associated judgements, denials and blame is absolutely essential if we are to know peace and balance. Not only are these terms the essential foundation of our 'legal' systems, but they are - more significantly - directly a part of the underlying causes of our emotional dysfunctions, mental dysfunctions and also the physical diseases that originate in emotional/psychological injury.

    Definitions


    It is always helpful to look at the commonly held definitions for words we are discussing - since while the dictionary definitions are often inaccurate for such important terms as these - lacking depth and detail (or even being totally backwards sometimes) they are at least a common reference point that we can all relate to.

    innocent -
    1 a :free from guilt or sin especially through lack of knowledge of evil :blameless
    an innocent child

    b :harmless in effect or intention
    … searching for a hidden motive in even the most innocent conversation. —Leonard Wibberley

    c :free from legal guilt or fault; also :lawful
    a wholly innocent transaction

    2 a :lacking or reflecting a lack of sophistication, guile, or self-consciousness :artless, ingenuous
    b :ignorant

    ; also :unaware
    perfectly innocent of the confusion he had created —B. R. Haydon

    3 :lacking or deprived of something
    her face innocent of cosmetics —Marcia Davenport

    source

    guilt -
    1 :the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty
    A jury will determine the defendant's guilt or innocence.

    2 a :the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously
    His guilt was written in his face.

    b :feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy :self-reproach

    3 :a feeling of deserving blame for offenses
    Wracked by guilt, he confessed his affairs.

    source

    So we can see that there are a variety of interpretations and ways in which the words are typically applied in our commonly used language. Essentially, Innocence conveys the idea of being absent of guilt and malicious intentions, while guilt could mean having done wrong in a way that has caused harm OR it could be a FEELING of deserving blame.

    It is essential to notice that there are at least two distinct psychological, emotional and spiritual phenomena being described here by the word 'guilt' that can exist without each other. Guilty feelings do not inherently require us to have truly caused harm in some way, since we can experience guilty feelings just due to accepting blame - we could be truly innocent of all wrongdoing and yet still be faced with blame and still - for our own reasons - accept that blame into us and end up with guilty feelings. The other meaning of the word guilt describes a more mental, idea based phenomenon which is more often used in the context of a court room (or school room). Someone may be totally innocent, yet be judged to be 'guilty' and they may have no guilty feelings at all because they genuinely did nothing wrong - and yet, none the less - 'someone' is going to 'punish' them for their 'guilt'.

    I am aiming here to make clear that there is a real energetic state that is accurately described as 'guilt' (the emotional state of 'guilty feelings') and there is a theoretical, judgement based, mental labelling of someone that is alleged to also be 'guilt' but which is less tangible and cannot be felt as it's own presence within the allegedly guilty individual. We need to fully appreciate the difference between these two for reasons I will now explain.

    Guilt is not a loving presence and it does not serve us at all


    Many of us have been led to believe that guilt is necessary for us to 'do good' - since, it has been reasoned, guilt lets us know we are doing wrong. However, this is not a right understanding of guilt. Every action we undertake is an act of our will and we experience the expression of our will's desires and needs as feelings. We may feel attracted to or repulsed by certain people and events/experiences - so we are either willing to move towards them or we are repulsed by them and are unwilling.

    If we desire a certain experience and are judged as being 'bad' or 'wrong' for choosing that experience, then our emotional body and will has to bare the weight of that judgement. Just like a child that has been 'told off' (switched off) for doing as they pleased - who then feels 'bad' and is like a barometer for the lack of love that now faces them - our own will can be shut down and actually harmed just by being judged. Our will typically does not seek destruction or unloving actions and it may be that we need to learn from our mistakes so that we can be attuned more to what we really need and what experiences are truly of value for us. If we are punished just for choosing with our free will, by someone who 'takes offence' at our actions - provided we are not overpowering anyone - then we are meeting unloving intentions that proclaim to be protecting us and others, but which are not. For example, if I decide to do a little dance in the street - just for fun, there are people who are so unloving and controlled that they will judge against me for doing that and may even verbally abuse me and call me 'stupid'.. Obviously, I have done nothing wrong, but my emotions will still have received that judgement and if I am not strong willed enough I may take it in as a form of guilt. In fact, if I don't allow my real emotions to vibrate in response to the insult/judgement and maybe let some anger move to defend me or maybe just a defiant dance move - then I am also creating a form of guilt within me because I am being shut down internally and not doing what I truly feel like doing.

    The point here is that if I feel I need to move in a particular way and i stop myself from doing so, then I am automatically blaming my emotions that want to be free - just by controlling and limiting them. If you need to move and someone stops you from moving, then you will not feel good and it is just the same when our own mind stops our own emotions and will from moving. We are literally creating a form of blame by unconsciously (or consciously) judging our emotions as being 'wrong' just by not letting them move freely. The result is that we can feel actual guilt from the most mundane of situations and as this dysfunction, due to control, is repeated and builds up over time - we can become more and more shut down, less comfortable, weaker and eventually even manifest disease.

    Guilt is constrictive and is actually a form of fear that is frightened that we will be told again not to feel as we really do.

    This is the REAL form of guilt.

    The other forms of guilt are just thoughtforms that proclaim guilt and which are actually attempting to create guilt in us, but which may not succeed. I may accuse you of wrongdoing, but you may not accept blame and may instead ACCEPT YOURSELF - thus not creating guilty feelings!

    Being free of guilt is a GOOD thing


    Some are claiming that psychopaths do not have guilt and thus to be free of guilt is a problem that implies a lack of integrity. This is totally incorrect. An absence of guilt equates to innocence and innocence is our NATURAL STATE. It is perfectly possible to have no guilt, yet to have made serious mistakes that are harmful - while not being in any way 'mad', 'crazy' or 'evil'. Provided we are fully accepting self, intending to learn, heal, balance and evolve - then our mistakes are accepted, we are accepted and we will do what we can to not cause harm again. It is more accurate to say that it is dysfunctional to not accept responsibility for our own actions and our own state of being; it is the failure to accept personal responsibility that typically is behind a wide array of dysfunctional behaviours and alleged mental illness.

    If we are free of guilt, then we are in a healthy emotional state and our emotions are free to move and express - which is necessary for them to fulfil their evolutionary role in guiding us to experiences that we prefer/need and away from what we don't prefer/need. So, in short, casting blame onto self and others is a hindrance that serves no purpose and only reduces the amount of love and balance on Earth. If someone has intent to learn from mistakes then those mistakes can be pointed out without blame and without causing further imbalance - yet if they do not have intent to learn, then casting blame will not improve the situation anyway, since blame does not cause people to change their intentions in and of itself. Declaring someone else to be 'guilty' as occurs in court is always misleading and adds to the confusion in the emotional bodies of those involved, since there may not actually be any real guilty feelings present and ultimately it is what we feel that is real for us internally - while the rest is to some extent theoretical or at least not fully known/understood.

    It would be much more accurate to say that "We have decided you committed the crimes we say you have committed" than it would be to say "you are guilty of these crimes". If we are going to allege that courts uphold truth, the least we can do is actually take the most basic of steps towards being accurate in our use of language and definition of what is transpiring.

    Innocence does not mean naivety


    Real innocence can be as simple as not having any guilty feelings - there is not requirement for a lack of understanding, knowledge of wisdom in us for us to be innocent. Feelings that feel guilty can be healed from the guilt by being felt into by loving consciousness with intent to heal and intent to allow them to vibrate. This is very much like the way a loving mother will nurse a hurt child and yet it occurs internally within us. Since very few of us think and live this way - with many of us having been totally reversed away from self care of this form - it is no surprise to me that our hospitals are full and suffering is epidemic.

    To me, innocence means a state of non judgement and balance that feels good. It is our optimal self and if others who are themselves feeling guilty attempt to project unloving blame onto and into us, we are not obliged to lose our innocent, good feelings - we simply need to allow our deep understanding of emotional balance to trigger emotions that will move and serve to protect us in the right and loving way.

    The major challenge here is that none of this can really be understood just by reading it and thinking about it - we need to FEEL it before it will 'make sense'.

    In a sense, Innocence makes Inner Sense!

    Wishing you well,
    Ura Soul

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      • SolitaryFriend
        SolitaryFriend

        I would say the guilt and shame that was holding me back, finally catapulted me to where I needed to be. When I finally had the courage to leave my loved ones behind, and then walk my own path alone for a while, I would come to find them again and accept them fully, gaining allies along the way. It's no easy task, but we seemed to be destined to do this all along.