Guilt To Q.U.I.L.T. Online Workshop

A Priceless Gift to Ourselves and Our World

JANUARY 29-30, 2022



(A two-part online workshop, designed & facilitated by Abigail De Soto)

“I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life. “Till now,’ I told myself, “you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now I am going to lead you to the substance.”Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek.

Drawn from an experience described in my book, L’Amour Déraisonné: Reclaiming Self, Transformational teachings from Psychosynthesis and A Course in Miracles, this online workshop uncovers the controlling, shadow effects of guilt in our lives, to enable us to release blocks that maintain pain, upset, feelings of injustice…in short illusions we harbor unconsciously and ‘cherish’.

Releasing the shadow aspects of what Thomas Merton called ‘sin,’ unblocks a door to forgiveness, lets us step toward freedom and living in the ‘Now’ to realize deepest desires, and become fully human. We have all been leading lives content (so to speak) with the shadow…At least we know our hell, but…..

What would your paradise look and feel like?

Are you ready to explore the substance of your life and release what no longer serves, and blocks you from Higher Self?


Two part Workshop Guilt to Q.U.I.L.T.

Part I allows us develop awareness of the harsh, dictatorial slave master in our minds: guilt. Without awareness we remain prisoners of ego or false self, a part we sincerely believe is who we are. Guilt masquerades as numerous emotions that keep us caught and small like shame, anger, jealousy, or hurt.

Like the unexpected awakening one morning I describe in my book, changing a “G” to a “Q”, is a simple demonstration and desire to exchange guilt for ‘Q.U.I.L.T.’ It is a symbolic return Home where we feel cared for, loved, peaceful, and trusting. In choosing quiet and undoing, our natural state of peace and love returns. Human beings have will and decision and intention are primordial to make the shift. Once made, we are aided in letting go of of the burden of not feeling good enough, another false belief and illusion, so we may write a new chapter in our life journey and manifest deepest desires.

This year give yourself, and the world the gift of a quiet mind. Choose Q.U.I.L.T instead of unconscious (ontological) guilt. With intention and will, explore silence & stillness to see clearly and become aware of how ontological guilt controls your life in constricting, small, and painful ways. Awareness (not running away which often adds more guilt) lets us choose to exchange this conditioned, shared way of thinking for a lighter, freer, more trusting approach. Then with ease attract and experience life-giving feelings and care for yourself and others.

If we seek happier, authentic relationships, veritable feelings of acceptance, love and caring, we must first acknowledge the uninvited, invasive ‘guest’ who abides in us all: guilt.*

(*Guilt in this workshop is used in its ontological meaning)

This eye-opening, gentle workshop is about forgiveness… learning to forgive ourselves and those we believe hurt us, so as to align with what we want deeply: fulfillment and happiness.

Forgiveness and letting go of needing to be right, give us freedom to live lives we desire, share authenticity, and heal families, communities and our planet.

Part II of the workshop offers the opportunity to look deeply at our lives…events for which we are happy and proud, and those we have not yet “digested”. Similar to creating an heirloom quilt, we carefully examine each piece that may have been passed down to us from generations…holding it, feeling it, deciding where it fits in the unique patchwork of our life, perhaps choosing to discard it with gentleness and loving closure. Part II of the workshop builds on our awareness and courage to look within. It shows us how no part of our lives is haphazard…all events occur to teach us to awaken and forgiveness is a formidable key to removing the veils that blind us.

  • Can we forgive ourselves for not knowing what to say to people we love, or to those we have differences with?
  • Can we forgive ourselves for not knowing what to do?…for having done or said things, today we wish we had not?
  • Can we forgive ourselves for our lives not turning out the way we thought they would, or “should”? (If we feel even a twinge of resistance in any of these areas, guilt has surreptitiously pushed its way into our lives and taken control).

“When you see your life circumstance as a blessing rather than a curse, an opportunity rather than an obstacle, a treasure rather than a trial, you will be on your way to experiencing what you sought to experience when it was created for you, by you.” Unknown author


  • Part 1 January 29, 2022 10am-11:30am EST
  • Part II January 30, 10:00 am-11:30am EST

Price: $55/person; $95 for a couple

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