Creating Waves of Awareness
Nelson's Natural World introduces us to guilt in our lives.
What is Guilt?
Guilt is an emotional experience associated with feeling responsible for some kind of wrong-doing. Most people tend to scrutinize themselves against an internally established code of conduct and can feel guilt for something said, done or even thought. In fact, feelings of guilt can act as our inner morality compass by alerting us to the fact that our thoughts, words or actions are in conflict with what we know to be morally right.
You can see how guilt can be effective in stopping inappropriate behavior. You know that feeling when you hear your mother, father or teacher telling or warning you about how to behave in a particular setting? We may consider that a person has a guilty conscious if they want to go ahead or even they do act against their better judgement.
Guilt That Lingers
What happens when people feel this sense of guilt even when not doing anything inappropriate? They may blame themselves for other people’s mistakes and for anything that goes wrong in their own lives or the lives of their loved ones. People who suffer from a "guilt complex" that is not based on any actual wrong-doing may end up feeling unhappy most of the time.
Questions You May Ask Yourself To Check Your Guilt Level
Ways To Improve Self Worth And Reduce Guilt
(1) Aurum Metallicum | Deepest remedy for guilt.
Feelings of guilt will drive them to suicide. Guilt coupled
with religious affectation. Guilt that they have wasted their
life. 'Sinned away their day of grace'. Related to salvation.
being punished by God. No one can help you- leads to
despair, suicidal depression.
(2) Ignatia | Guilt plus conflict. Revolves around making a
wrong decision. Feels that they have made a wrong decision.
Abortion-feels a tremendous conflict. A deep haunting guilt.
(3) Hyoscyamus | Religious guilt. they will be punished for
(4) Natrum Muriaticum | A major remedy for guilt. Very
deep sense of guilt. Related to behavior and sex. Masturbation,
erotic dreams. They will go into a monastery because of
guilt. Wants to make amends. " I didn't do enough" for a
relationship or " I could have done more" after someone has
died. Dwelling on the past.
(5) Pulsatilla Nigrans | A lighter type of guilt. Feels everything
is their fault. Weeps with guilt. Programmed to feel that when
something goes wrong it is their fault.
(6) Staphysagria| Unforgivable guilt. The hierarchy of guilt.
Aurum-Staphysagria-Natrum Muriaticum. Very deep guilt,
very apologetic. Always trying to make amends. Everything
is their fault. Guilt coupled with worthlessness. High sexual
desire, deep sexual conflicts.
(7) Thuja | Sexual guilt, secretive, in the closet. Feels guilty
all the time. Guilty about their basic instincts they are dirty
and sinful. A bad person, who is evil, sinned, ugly, impure,
feels ugly inside.
(8) Veratum Album | Religious insanity with delusions.
Similar to Hyoscyamus. (Aurum is more down to earth).
Someone is out to get them. Persecution. Main remedy
for insanity. They think they are some religious figure.
(9) Anacardium Orientale | Religious delusions of negative
and positive selves fighting each other. Guilt about the
actions of their negative self. A Schizophrenic remedy.
They have been possessed by an evil spirit that makes
them do things. Then it's the good side that suffers all
the guilt. Anger with violence then a sweet side.
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A nice presentation Dr. Saraswat, it remind me of a national conference held in year 2007 at New Delhi where I gave my speech and presentation on a topic 'Grappling with Guilt'.
Along with these medicines, I included some more...
If we refer Synoptic key, it provides only one rubric
Mind, remorse, sense of guilt :
Ars., Chel., Cocc., Croc., Dig., Hyo., Med., Ver-a.