Carrying Everyone…

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Hey guys,

When we carry the weight of our world, and everyone else’s world, on our shoulders we get what we call ‘Atlas Back’.

Which physically effects our shoulders, neck, arms and back and can create major problems for us the longer we do it.

Not to mention the stress levels we put ourselves through!

What we don’t realise though, is that IT IS NOT OUR JOB to carry everyone else’s load!

We think we have to help everyone…

We have to protect them…

We have to carry them…

We have to make sure they don’t fall…

But in doing that we are not really helping them, we are actually taking away their power!

We are taking away their opportunity to KNOW that THEY can do it…

We are also not trusting that they can do it!

We don’t realise that the more they ‘fall’ the more they learn how to pick themselves up…

The more they learn to pick themselves up, the more they know that they CAN pick themselves up…

The more they fall the less they fear ‘falling over’ because they know THEY can do it, they KNOW that they will be okay!

There is a Garth Brooks song I really love called ‘Send Them On Down The Road’ and it says this beautifully…

‘You can cry for them,

Live and die for them,

You can help them find their wings,

But you can’t fly for them.

Because if they’re not free to fall,

They’re not free at all…’

Again…

‘You can help them find their wings, but you CAN’T fly for them.

Because if they’re not free to fall, they’re NOT free at all…’

Sometimes the biggest gift that we can give is to stop carrying everybody, then set them down gently, step back and let them stand on their own two feet!

It may be hard to watch…

It may be hard to do…

They may struggle, at first

But imagine how good THEY are going to feel about THEMSELVES when THEY know that THEY can do it for THEMSELVES!

Imagine how good they will feel about themselves when they realise that THEY are so much more capable than they thought they were!

How proud will that make You?!

That is the BEST gift we can give!

So, who do you need to let stand on their own two feet?…

Spread Your wings and fly for YOU!

Play and see where it takes YOU 🙂

Many Blessings, always

 

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Yvonne x