As energy-beings we often process our experiences through E-motion (Energy-In-Motion) and using our ability ‘to feel’ to translate the e-motions generated by and from each experience.
Generally, shame generates e-motion of failure of some sort, either failure to live up to our own desired expectation or someone else’s. It is heavy energy that is deeply rooted in past traumatic event or series of repetitive events. Dr. David R Hawkins in his book: The Map of Consciousness Explained, stated that “early life experiences such as sexual abuse, warps the personality, often for a lifetime.” Unless the issue is consciously and willingly addressed through therapy (personal transformation). He also went further to calibrate shame to an energy level of 20, the lowest and densest on the Scale of Consciousness (SoC).
When experiencing shame, people tend to hang their head or their ‘proverbial’ head down wishing to be invisible, to detach from it all – this desire to want to be invisible when one experience the e-motion of shame results in low self-esteem or the lack of trust in oneSelf. In some tradition, culture, or society the consequences of a ‘deemed’ shameful action are banishment, expulsion, or rejection that overtime accumulates to produce more neurosis that is destructive to the emotional, physical health and overall well-being.
Effects of Shame If Not Addressed
Depending on the circumstance and experience that resulted in the ‘feeling’ of shame the following effects may be true overtime for the shame-based personality: -
- Withdrawn, shy, and introverted. Although all introverts are not shame-based personality.
- Low self-esteem due to the lack of trust in oneself to fulfil a desire, a need, or an expectation.
- Shame has been used as a tool for cruelty, the shame-based personality may exhibit, or develop some ‘cruelty’ tendencies.
- Some shame-based personality compensates by perfectionism, rigidity, intolerant and driven.
- Because of its proximity to death, shame pulls down the whole level of one’s personality which further results in a vulnerability to other negative emotions and therefore often produces false Pride, Anger, and Guilt.
We may address any past traumatic event by conscious awareness that an issue exists, the acceptance and willingness to resolve the associated issues and any triggers experienced from within and without through personal transformation therapies. Abdication of personal responsibilities by blaming fault-finding and projection onto others only seeks to further exacerbate the issue.
We are creators of our experiences; start today by owning your Creatorship – the path of Self-Mastery is through personal transformation.