You know the Greek demigod Atlas? He’s the one who was condemned to carry the celestial heavens on his shoulders for all of eternity.
Do you ever feel like that?
Like you have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders or all hell will break loose?
That if you don’t single-handedly do the housework, cook dinner, complete the project, rein in your kids (or your partner, or your clients), or whatever your version of this is, that it simply won’t get done?
And while all this is happening, you’re secretly hoping that one day, all of the drama and craziness will calm down so you can finally—FINALLY—follow your soul’s wishes and do that thing you’ve always wanted to do: write a book, have a baby, start a business, travel the world.
But the more you hold onto those day-to-day dramas, and the more you say “yes” when you need to say “no,” the more difficult it becomes to follow the lead of your soul.
So, after weeks have gone by, or maybe years, you wake up one day and realize, “WAIT! I’m now in my 40s or 50s or 60s and I haven’t done that thing I really, really want to do!”
And you feel like it’s too late.
But you hope it isn’t.
Don’t Wait Until You’re Done with the Dishes to Follow Your Soul’s Wishes
Many women are waiting for the day-to-day stuff to be DONE before they dive into what it is they really want to do. They want to feel ready or comfortable or worthy of sitting down to write their book or create their business or do whatever it is they feel called to do.
But if this is your pattern, there may be something beyond the overwhelm, beyond the feeling worthy, beyond the busy schedule that is causing you to put your desires or purpose on hold. It’s the feeling that if you don’t hold the universe in place, all hell will break loose. That if you decide to write for 15-minutes a day to complete your book, you feel anxious because you’re worried that things will fall into disarray. You fear you might lose money, clients, prestige, or your family. Or that you’ll add to the burden you’re already feeling.
If you are trying to hold the world on your shoulders, you are likely also doing one or many of the following:
- feeling anxiety
- worrying it won’t work (or worrying it WILL work)
- not practicing self-care
- worrying people won’t show up
- fearing it won’t get done
And if you’re trying to hold the weight of the World on your shoulders, and you’re afraid that if you let go your world will fall to pieces, it becomes VERY difficult to put everything aside in order to focus on what you really want to do.
But fortunately, I have news for you. There is a WAY better way.
Not only is trying to hold the world in place hurting you, it’s counter productive.
Trying to hold everything together is really a need to control everything and this causes density. The more density there is, the less flow there is. The less flow, the slower everything takes.
What’s more helpful is this: release the burden you’re feeling and let God hold it for you. Let God (or your Higher Self, Christ Within, Goddess, Divine, Spirit, whatever) hold the Universe.
If you can let go and have God hold it for you, it frees you to just be in the flow. It lets you be in a state of surrender and then the allowing can happen.
You allow the next step to be revealed to you.
You allow the answers to come.
You allow the tasks to unfold in due time.
And when you do this, you free up a tremendous amount of energy. You are no longer worrying, overthinking, overanalyzing, or trying to will your way toward an outcome. You put the burden in God’s hands and you free yourself to receive the next steps to manifest your purpose, and then you take the next step.
You get the dishes done AND you fulfill your purpose.
It really is that simple. Everything else is extra.
It takes some practice–surrendering and allowing–but it is possible and doable. Once you’ve mastered it or even just understood the power of it, everything shifts for the better. I promise.
If you want to talk about how to stop carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, sign up for a free Soulful Self Discovery Session to see if we’re a good fit to work together.