I looked at her face. Her beauty is stunning. Possibly, she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever counseled. As she began to talk, she was sobbing. I thought she's just acting or over-reacting ... until she started sharing a dark secret. She's always hearing some voice in her head. Robert Firestone calls it "inner voice." She felt deep guilt and shame about what she had done. And she's helpless to rid of the "automatic thoughts." It's imperative that she learns to reframe, resolve, and refocus her "inner voice" in the right ways ... if she is to heal. There is no true therapeutic change without this deep-seated process.
"Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them." (Romans 2: 14, 15)