What we believe is imperative to how we live our lives. Being mindful is being conscious of our beliefs and how they dictate our actions/behaviours/relationships/goals etc. Mindfulness allows us to tap into the realm of creation for our own path. We can create a way in that space.
The Holy Spirit has been my number one prompter for mindfulness. Without that insight I wouldn't be where I am now. He hears directly from Jesus, who only says and does what the Father says and does. That is heaven on tap. The Holy Spirit will give as much as you ask for. If you ask for help, insight or wisdom at any moment of any day, He will minister to you and bring what you need in that moment (which may be different to what you expected).
We tend to sit in our own thoughts and complain, wrestle, compare, feel guilty, feel sad, feel despondent or any other emotion. In this we mindlessly survive throughout the day with a messy thought-life. We play the victim to our own thoughts.
We have the power to change this. The enemy knows the power we have in our minds and uses it to get what he wants by simply deceiving us into believing anything but the truth. But we can take back our power.
Guilt is a tool the enemy loves to use against us. And I think it is important to know a couple of things here. Guilt is actually harmless. It is saying "I've done something wrong, lets re-asses and figure out a better way" but the enemy likes to use it to trigger shame. Shame is saying "I am a bad person, I am wrong, I am worthless." Guilt and shame are very different and have very different results but the enemy doesn't want us to know this and he keeps us confused about the two.
If you know your worth is never on the line no matter what you do, what mistakes you make, then using guilt as a productive tool to help you navigate your actions, behaviours, mistakes and choices will come easy to you. If you have not yet discovered that you are worthy no matter what, and you continue to place your worth on the line every time you do something wrong, make a mistake or make a bad choice, then you are under shame and guilt is only triggering that shame every time.
The cross gives us grace, which empowers us. It is like saying that grace is the gift of worth - believing we are worthy no matter what. That is grace. And it is for everyone. No one is denied this. But we have to believe it for it to be actually true in our world.
It is when we decide to believe this that our world can truly be transformed. The lies we play victim to start loosing their power because we begin to channel our thoughts elsewhere. Shame is undone and we step outside of the oppression it held us under. We see things for what they really are.
Now my behaviour is just that - behaviour that can be changed and adjusted by making different choices. But it is not connected to my worth in any way. So guilt just helps me asses my own behaviours. If, after close assessment, guilt pops up for no reason then I dismiss it or dig a little deeper to make sure shame is not creeping in. But I know no matter what I do, I am loved. I am accepted. Shame has absolutely no power in that truth.