“When you finally put down the bags you’ve been carrying,
you open yourself up to receive all that Life has been waiting to offer you.”
Last night I dreamt I was traveling through an international airport. I was carrying with me some ridiculous number of bags, like 7 of them, and there I was moving from one gate to another trying to keep track of, and carry, all those bags.
Eventually, I lost all my bags.
In my attempt to recover the bags I lost, I came across some folks who agreed to help me. But, instead of helping me find my lost bags, they helped me replace what it was I thought I had in them.
IMAGINE THAT! It wasn’t important, or even necessary, for me to find the bags I lost. What was important was that I identify and restore what I thought I had in them.
I woke up from that dream with the thought:
“When you finally put down the bags you’ve been carrying, you open yourself up to receive all that Life has been waiting to offer you.”
In that dream, and in each of our lives, the bags we carry represent all the people, negative thoughts, traumatic experiences, bad relationships, limiting beliefs, denigrating stories (about ourselves and others), etc., we hold on to as we move through life. The effort, energy and space it takes up in our lives to carry those bags around drags us down; making us small and contracted under all that weight. The weight of the lack of truth, honor, love, support, joy, care, beauty, peace, happiness, compassion, understanding, nurturing, kindness, healing, release, and acceptance they have for us and our spirit — the things that would take up space in our lives were it not for those bags; the things we hope we would get from all our sacrifice in carrying those bags around throughout our lives.
IMAGINE THAT: all those bags we’ve been carrying, as heavy as they are, and they don’t even have anything for us … nothing that we really need/want that is.
Amazing are the things that can happen in your life when you decide to put your bags down.
FIRST, you get to stand up straight and change your entire worldview. Your view of yourself in the world, and all the possibilities for you, change dramatically with the act of simply standing up straight in your own life. When you stand up straight, it is so much easier to be seen in all your truth, beauty, power, light and Divinity. Standing up straight, you radiate you – your energy, your light, your power, your possibilities, and your desires. You see, you are being seen and you attract to you far more of what is good for you than when you are hunched over under the weight of all those bags.
In fact, with all those bags you’re carrying, people don’t even see you anymore – they see your bags.
Putting your bags down and standing up straight in your own life allows everyone to finally see you – especially yourself. And once you see yourself in your truth, your entire vision of your life and your world changes.
SECOND, when you put your bags down and stand up straight in your own life you see more clearly, vibrantly and brilliantly everything around you (especially you). Before, carrying all those bags, your vision, like you, was small, narrow, contracted and limited. Your vision was narrowly focused on not much more than the ground around you; just enough of the space those bags allowed you to focus on in order to continue carrying them as you kept moving. Now, after having put those bags down, your vision is expanded and you can see more of what is around you. You can see more of what is you. You can see more of what is in the distance for you as you evolve and journey on through your life without the burden and weight of carrying those bags. And this is essential, for to get the more out of life we all truly desire and deserve, the first thing we have to be able to do is to see – see more in order to envision more in order to be/experience/live more!
THIRD, with the clarity of vision and seeing more that comes with living a life without the bags that have been weighing you down, you get to see, attract and experience what else there is out there for you; what else there is of you besides being a carrier of bags; what else there is that is fully ready, willing and able to bring to you and your life everything those bags could not/would not — everything carrying those bags kept from you: all the love; all the honor; all the compassion; all the acceptance; all the understanding; all the care; all the kindness; all the joy; all the tenderness; all the consideration; all the support; all the nurturing; all the truth you truly deserve – all of YOU that you truly deserve!
Ladies, whoever they are, whatever they are, put those bags down AND don’t pick them up again! Keep traveling and living your life forward so that you can see how beautiful life becomes – how beautiful you become in your own life – without the burden of living under the weight of all those bags.
And if some of your bags have walked away of their own accord, or in some other way have been lost to you, don’t go looking for them, don’t go chasing after them and definitely do not go picking up any new bags to replace them! Now that you know those bags for what they really are, understand the great, wonderful favor they have done for you by leaving/being lost to you and let them go. Let those bags go so that you can give yourself the gift of living a life free of bags and full of you – a life full for you – now and moving forward.
Journey forward, Lovelies … ‘Bag’ Ladies no more!
Be a life full of, and for, YOU!