Article by Janet Barrett February 22, 2016

Janet and Beyond
Beast of Burden?
Summary: 
Responsibility and Burden. Whether it was in group, in myself, in mine or others’ clients, this is up in our stories. And they seemed to be glued together. When you consider the meanings of each they are different but you can see how they can get fixed that way.

Responsibility and Burden. Whether it was in group, in myself, in mine or others’ clients, this is up in our stories. And they seemed to be glued together. When you consider the meanings of each they are different but you can see how they can get fixed that way.  

Responsibility means the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. 2) the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something. 3) the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization. Burden means: a load, especially a heavy one.

Often as children we get set up for these two states to be connected. How often were we asked to look after another sibling or more, younger or older, a parent who wasn’t functioning well, or we just assumed responsibility to feel some sort of connection in the dynamics.We just so often get assigned roles that never shift. Or maybe we were the one who needed looking after. And, we either felt good about it or we didn’t and maybe still don’t. So much misunderstandings and presumed hidden agendas can be present in our family dynamics due to different ages and perspectives.

When someone is asked to do more than one can reasonably be expected to do, burden and overwhelm come to mind. In time, if the situation doesn’t change patterns are set in place that will last a lifetime.

What would it be like to be free of any burden? How much burden is okay to handle and still enjoy life? Does a little go a long way? So often we get into job positions where the theme would seem to be less people, more work as a business policy. Who has to deal with the outcome? Who picks up the slack? Is this a healthy way to live, at work or at home. With love or compassion can come responsibility and then burden as outcome.  In this day and age of single parent families there may seem like a parent has no one to share the burdens of doing it all. The same for single people. Perhaps there are options that one has not yet tapped into. If you are set in the state of being burdened you will not.

If you are feeling powerless in your burden you may want to sue someone and penalize them for their failure to protect you from yourself and setup. There are a myriad of ways this can all play out in real life.

How is this affecting you today? What did you notice as response in the above? Use your consciousness technology skill sets to access the Field of the Heart or Unified Consciousness, the Infinite Sea of Potential. From within this state of Grace, maybe explore what it would be like to be responsible without burden. Notice what comes to mind when you focus on responsibility. A person, a job, a condition? What would it be like for it to be different? What are you responsible for? Do you want to be? If it could be easier and less stressful what would that be like? Does Responsibility and Burden have to be associated as you have held them.

We know that from within this state of Grace we just need to let the information flow and new states will show up. Some of us are the kind who pick up the pieces after others have chosen to drop them. What happens when we understand that those who drop without paying attention usually never pay attention. They may not have the developed skill sets you have to change how you react and respond. Maybe the next time it can be different for both of you. Let the lightness of being be you again and active.

You are not a beast of burden.

Love,
janet

Journeys Into Inlightenment
janetb@janetandbeyond.com

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