~ 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.