Allied to the feeling of being unworthy is the feeling of mistrust and for many of us the issue of ignorance.
When I lived in Northern Ireland until the age of 21 I was never taught what it might be like to KNOW what the mystic Hafiz wanted for everyone.
I wish that when you are lonely and in darkness that I could show you the magnificence of the Light of Your Own Being—Hafiz.
I was taught by those who were ignorant of their own magnificence. Those who had no direct experience of the Light within. Their focus was on guilt, sin, and redemption. There wasn’t a higher heart chakra experience to invite because not one of my teachers had ever been there.
The whole spiritual journey is the journey of deepening trust of your energy system as aligned with Divine Presence. There is no place for guilt in this deepening experience of alignment. There is the invitation to self-love and forgiveness.
Not that there is no place for the feeling of guilt, but this is guilt related to actions and not to BEING as is taught within much of religion, especially Christian hierarchically religions.
It is very different when you come to religious and wisdom teaching through the language of the mystics. These are the KNOWERS and lovers of Divine Presence whose focus is on living within that Presence. Mystics are not believers. They are experiencers. This is the experience of alignment with the higher heart chakra.
This is not something that you earn through good works. It is a revelation you realize through allowing. This trust is the meaning of the statement about having faith the size of a mustard seed. Most of us have little or no trust in our magnificence.
Do not confuse trust and confidence in the personality with trust and confidence in Being. We build one on the shifting sands of time and the other on the rock of the Timeless or eternity.