Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Weight of the World

 ~ Queen Bonnie ~
a page from the book I made for her
in honor of her college graduation last summer

It's Wishcasting Wednesday again, and our friend Jamie asks a pointed question--- What burden do you wish to put down?

Oh baby! Are you kidding??
There are so many!

I tend to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders (as I'm sure many women do...don't you?), to the point that it manifested physically---
Carrying everyone else's burdens as well as my own, has left me with arthritis in my neck and shoulders, unexplained pain in my arms, and fibromyalgia pain over my entire body.

Of course, as a wife and a mother, I'm bound to carry a certain amount of responsibility for those that I love.
But there is a line between what's mine and what's theirs. I'm learning to recognize that line and step back from it, allowing them to take responsibility.

A natural consequence of learning to live more fully in the present is realizing that it's not necessary for me to hobble around, all stooped over with the crippling weight of all of my own worries and fears. 
More and more, each day, I'm learning to stand up straight, recognize and step into the power that belongs to me...that has always belonged to me. 
Funny how we forget, and become blind to that power that we all possess. 

I'm ready to lay it all down, stand upright and face the sun.
That's my wish for today....to lay that burden down and move on, to hold the world in my hand instead of on my back.
another page from Bonnie's book, 
reminding her that she holds the world in the palm of her hand









13 comments:

Erin Richardson said...

Like most women, i can totally relate to those burdens! As you wish for yourself, so do I lovingly wish for you as well.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Yes, we as Women take on the weight of the world. As Mama in the Moon wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Maria said...

I relate. As you wishe for herself, so I wish for you also. ~M

mujerzen said...

Thank you for reminding me to stand up straight. As you wish for yourself, I, also wish for you.

Yvonne said...

I can definitely relate to those burdens, too.
As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

LissaL said...

I too can relate.
As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Her Speak said...

As Mama wishes for herself, so I joyfully wish also!~* Great pages--love the imagery! :D

GlendaM said...

I hope your load is a little lighter today. As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you as well!

Sarah Lulu said...

Your artwork is so amazing.

AND I'm with you on this wish yes I am!!

As you wish for yourself I so lovingly wish this for you also. xxx

MELODY RANSOM said...

Heh... I think I carry the weight of the world in my neck. ;P

collectingyourself said...

Love the pages from the book. What a gift for the young lady you made it for and what a gift for you to share them with us. My wish was similar to yours... responsibility. I am learning to create balance there. As you wish for yourself, Moon Mama, so I wholeheartedly wish for you as well.

Cindy said...

I, too, can relate! As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you!

Stephanie said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also. ☺