Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
One of the first steps to take in letting go of the past – and getting ready for a new life – is to realize you don’t need to feel guilty forever and ever. Guilt has a purpose for a little while. It makes you realize you need to change. But once you take action to create change, guilt is no longer purposeful. In fact, at that point, it’s obstructive. So if you’re ready to make a change right now, first let go of the guilt. Realize that your guilt is a feeling about something that’s over. Whatever the “fault” or whatever the mistake, it isn’t a part of the true you now. It’s over. It’s gone. Begin the process of healing with feelings of joy instead.