“You know what truly aches? Having so much inside you and not having the slightest clue of how to pour it out.” ~ ― Karen Quan
Telling ourselves to stay in the light and to focus on the positive is not going to work much. We’re being asked to get real. We’re being asked to dig deep within ourselves and do some heavy lifting. We’re being asked to step into our power and be in our truth.
We can only do that by honoring who we are in this moment and what we are feeling. Anything less is just another layer of identification that we have added while on this journey. We must honor all parts of the light, the dark and ourselves.
It is time to reflect and resolve the issues that continues to bubble up for us. The pain we’ve denied buried deep within is asking to be released. It’s time to open our hearts wider and begin to heal at a deeper level.
Many of us built and maintained a defense system that retains the pain and locks out Love.
Fears need to be released, doubts banished and speak, not what has been taught and accepted, but what is known as so in the heart.
It means replacing ‘I can’t’ with ‘I can.’ It means replacing ‘I shouldn’t’ with ‘I may.’ It means replacing “but” with “and”.
Acknowledge what is asking to arise, make space for it, and let it flow through you, like grief. It cannot be rushed. Accepting to understand or recall its origins stops the flow and traps you in a seemingly endless loop.
Release the emotion even it’s painful or embarrassing. Shed the tears, scream if you have to, and experience it. Allow it to flow.
You’ll notice there will be room for Love to fill and heal that empty space within you.
Much love xo Bernice
43 thoughts on “It’s Time for Some Heaving Lifting”
Quite timely Bernice, thanks ❤️
This is a beautiful call to accept what is true for you, acknowledge it and allow yourself to move forward in love.
Yes. I’ve been opening my heart wider and accepting all that is. Thanks for sharing Ali.
I think this blog post is pure magic! So glad you’re sharing such timeless and wonderful content.
Dave, you’re a doll. You shine every time!
Thanks for noticing! I do appreciate the compliment. 🙂
You write about a concept that I struggle with being able to truly understand. I so appreciate your perspective on this paradox. You express it so well.
Aww thank you. Once I understand it and actually go thru it I can better express myself on paper.
I had to exhale after reading this <3
What a beautiful and inspiring post. I have more releasing to do.
wise & beautiful 🙂
Thank you. 💞
Love is pure.. and to be pure we need love
But can you ever really get rid of all of it?! Sometimes I think I’ve dealt with some issues a billion times and they still keep coming up. Maybe I need to be more diligent.
I don’t believe you can get rid of it all in this life. but you can deal/heal the one that needs the most love.
A noteworthy goal!👏
Thank you Bernice. Very apt for me at the moment. 🌼
This is really great because it’s true! I had a traumatic experience that I needed to work through but I didn’t want to because it hurt too much. When I finally did the work, it was hard and painful, but I came out on the other side strong and happy. And I know I’m totally healed because I can talk about it without crying and I also have no anger left, only compassion for the person that hurt me so badly. I was finally free.
A beautiful share on what happens when you open your heart to heal. 💕
Thank you. ❤️
Excellent quote and quite the challenge!
It can be a bit intimidating. But at the end it will be an eye/heart opener as well. Hugszz 🤗
Your post speaks very clearly to me. The quote you began with is the exact pain I was in recently. The process that you described is the exact one I am choosing to flow through.
Glad you began the healing process. Much love to you.
So true. Release is helpful in moving forward.
We tend to get stuck in our ways. 😉
I loved this post
Thank you Bernice, so reassuring and timely for me right now.
Your mom passed by this morning. She sends her love.
Really? OMG. I was just reading some letters over the weekend that my sister retrieved from her house, letters she’d kept from when I was just 14.
Wow! Well there you go.
I knew it was her even b4 she showed me an image of you. To show the connection. It was around 3am. She just wanted to say hi to you. Know she’s around. There’s a softness about her.
Thank you Bernice. There’s so much more I want to say and ask but that’s okay. Tears in my eyes.
You know you can always email me anytime. 🤗
Yes, I know, thank you. x 🙂
Good post Bernice, but I was initially attracted to it because I thought we were going to be talking about weight 🙂 However, one does have to dig very deep to lift the heavy weights. And if you have doubts or fear, the weight quickly senses that. I’ve had times when I couldn’t move the weight. Came back a few minutes later, focused and picked it up.
I’d have to admit, the title was a bit deceiving. Ha. Your analogy is spot on. Glad you shared.
Great post and so true we must release
Any time is fine but now it’s more important. 🙂