What is guilt but self hatred dressed in the garments of morality? Unlike remorse, an authentic form of introspection, guilt overwhelms the original moral intent, and uses it as a hammer to beat us into submission. This is precisely the reason guilt is so hard to deal with; it uses our inherent moral sense as justification, then distorts this sense and pummels us with it. Instead of leading to constructive action, guilt only serves to torture and to paralyze.
When destructive thoughts arise, instead of compounding the illusion with guilt, why not seek the message? Why not gently ask yourself, “what has caused me to forget my inherent joy, my palpable connection with All That Is?”
The forgetting happens to us all. Instead of feeling guilty, why not ask to feel inspired? Then take some action toward this end. It can be as simple as a heart to heart conversation with a friend, or a little “self-talk” to remind you of who you really are. If you can move beyond guilt, then you can consciously reconnect with your own Divine essence. That essence is always waiting for you with open arms.