When we are taking care of ourselves we begin to see changes and start feeling good and then suddenly we realize that those around us are not feeling the same way. Guilt sets in and begins to cripple our new found joy because we feel like we are leaving our loved ones behind.
We feel guilty because we have been conditioned to believe it is selfish to not share everything including our good fortune and our joy. We feel guilty about our own self-discovery and awareness because suddenly we are different and moving ahead of everyone else. We see things differently and feel differently about things that happen to us. We are learning to fully enjoy L.I.F.E. and coming into the realization of our POWER. We fear that others may think we are enjoying our lives to much, when those we love are still suffering and in pain. So we begin to feel guilty about our joy of living when others are so miserable.
You have worked to come into a new understanding of self and part of this new understanding includes becoming aware of how guilt can trick us into self-sacrificing our own joy and happiness. Because love ones have not grown and changed does not mean you have to stunt your own joy and put your L.I.F.E. on hold to wait for them to catch up.
We cannot allow ourselves to be pulled into other people’s pain. Healing is an inside job that each person must do for themselves. We can bandage the wound but the healing has to come from within. So to feel guilty about being happy and finding your own path and direction should not derail you from moving forward to live L.I.F.E.
When you die the only person that will have missed the opportunity to live will be you. So to sacrifice your joy because someone else is not willing to do the necessary mental work to become aware of the same POWER that lives within all of us is not a burden that you have to bear. When those we love are still miserable it is OK for us to break away and lead satisfying lives, despite their circumstances. We do not have to feel guilty about wanting to live for ourselves.
Each person is born as the Spiritual Perfection. There is nothing missing in any person. We simply are becoming aware of our own POWER. When you have done the necessary mental work to get back into alignment with your discovery process and come into the awareness of truth, you do not have to stunt your own joy because those you love have not awakened to the same. They will eventually come into the understanding that they need once you stop enabling them by staying stuck in their pain. Move on and enjoy your own L.I.F.E. and do not allow them to put guilt trips on you because you do.
This does not mean you are better than anyone else, it merely means you have chosen to live in the awareness of self, rather than live in misery and pain. You have elected to live in your POWER and live in the joy of BEING on a daily basis.
Yes, it hurts to leave loved ones behind in their misery while we continue to grow in awareness, peace, abundance and joy. Remember, it is not your job to find awareness for anyone but yourself, nor can you. Self-realization is something that each person must discover on their own. However, you taking action to live your L.I.F.E. just may wake them up to live theirs.
It is OK to let them go with love and continue to love yourself and move in your new awareness with joy and peace without feeling guilty for leaving them to their own self discovery process.