Do you ever wake up feeling spiritually “heavy?” It is as if the weight of the world is resting upon your shoulders and you have no idea how it got there. This has been going on for me lately. Even last night I noticed that I was breaking out in hives and my eye started swelling shut, physical manifestations of a spiritual problem.
I turned to Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life and found that Hives are related to “small fears,” nagging insecurities, and making mountains out of molehills. These three things could be the chapter headings for the last three weeks. No wonder I have swollen eyes and hives. So what is it? What am I making so big in my mind that it is showing up as physical, painful symptoms in my body? The simple answer is that I feel responsible for something that is out of my control.
Gosh, how many times in life has that happened? They even created a prayer just for it call – The Serenity Prayer. If you are anything like me, I take responsibility to a whole new level where absolutely no one person (including me) can ever match up to expectations. I am left swimming in resentments because “expectations are preconceived resentments.” What’s left to do is let go and turn it over to invite Spirit to guide the process without control, manipulation or coercion? Sometimes you have to walk away to be able to get a different perspective.
Today, I recognize that the Universal path is lit with signs pointing the way. I realize that pain and frustration are ways in which my body tells my spirit to turn and adjust. I am grateful that I have been granted Serenity, Courage and Wisdom. I bring peace to every corner of my life.