Unfortunately for many of us, we are dealing with issues that seem to be too large for us to handle alone. We want to seek out help, but don’t want to spend the other person’s energy helping us. So often in this life, you hold on to things in your thoughts and how you feel about things. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, and what does this do to you? The more weight you carry the slower you move, and the slower you move the harder it is to make the progress you want in your life.  You must, as always, examine yourself. How many of these burdens are real? Of course, you may have situations in your life that you can’t change right now, like illness or caring for someone with an illness, but you can change how you handle it, change your mindset, change your thoughts.

Often the heaviest burdens are those you carry inside yourself without conscious awareness. These are burdens like resentment, envy, self-loathing, needing acceptance, the weight of perfectionism, expectations, guilt, and shame. All these things affect your mind, playing tricks on you and feeding you lies. You must practice the art of forgiveness, pray for the grace of forgiveness, whether that is forgiving yourself or someone else. Forgiveness is not something you give to someone else, it is a gift to yourself. When you have someone in your life that you haven’t forgiven, even if you never see them, every time their name is mentioned you are burdened by your own negative feelings and thoughts about them. That’s your own self-created heavy vibration.  

Say if you hold an object like a bottle of water in your arm stretched out, it doesn’t feel heavy initially. If you hold it for a few hours it begins to feel heavy and you will have a pain in your arm. Hold it for a whole day and your arm will eventually feel paralyzed. The weight of the bottle hasn’t changed, but the longer you hold it the heavier the feels. The things in your life that you hold onto are like the bottle of water. Hold onto them long enough and you will feel paralyzed and not able to move beyond them. 

Don’t waste any more of your life carrying burdens that are creations of your mind. Accept, forgive, move forward. If there are real difficulties in your life, again, find that place of acceptance within. Life is a cycle, good and bad times come and go.