At The Feet Of The Divine
A Visualization

We weren’t meant to carry such heavy burden alone; visualize yourself laying down your burden and feel the lightness.


We all know the feeling of walking through life as if we are carrying the huge burden of our worries and stresses on our backs and shoulders, struggling to keep moving forward. There is no real way to move freely and fluidly in such a situation, and we are all longing to lay our burdens down. Just imagining that it would be possible to do such a thing can be enough to elicit a sigh of relief and a feeling of lightness.

The human imagination is a powerful tool, and we can use it to take journeys to faraway places without ever leaving our home. Because of this, we too can lay our burdens down at the feet of a divine being such as the great Mother, Buddha or a mountain. Releasing ourselves from that which we can’t handle on our own. No matter how smart we are, how capable we are, or how hard we work, no one can single-handedly cope with all the worries that we tend to take on in the course of our lives. And, we aren’t designed to do so. Our wellbeing depends upon our ability to hand over that which we can no longer carry by ourselves.

Visualizing yourself carrying your burdens to the feet of someone or something much bigger than you can be a powerful daily practice. To begin, sit with your eyes closed and envision an all powerful, supremely comforting being in what ever form that takes for you, standing at the end of a road. See yourself carrying a large sack, box, or other container, imagining that all your worries are inside it. Watch as you make your way to the being of your choice, and lay your baggage down at their feet. Allow yourself to feel the lightness and relief of this action, express your gratitude, and surrender. You will be amazed by how this simple meditation can liberate you from a burden you were never meant to carry.


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Comment by Patricia Ann Rice-Savage on February 23, 2011 at 2:07pm
This is lovely and quite useful to "detox" ourselves of unnecessary guilt & worry. Thanks, Alexa!
Comment by Alexa on February 18, 2011 at 1:38pm

Hi Sue ... so glad you've joined us! thank you for your beautiful share here as well.

just beautiful. welcome again, and enjoy. :) namaste

Comment by susan messinger on February 17, 2011 at 2:19pm
Alexa, thank you for this beautiful visualization.  It resonated with me in a powerful way.  I have discovered that it is only in surrendering our will to make it the way we want it to be, that we are given something much greater than we could have wished for.  I was always of the mind that I had to strive, push, work hard to achieve what I wanted and that I had to do it myself.  But, when all that pushing, desperation, and longing would no longer work - I just had to give up, let go, be with what is and allow the spirit to take me into the ocean of the unknown.  It has brought me renewed energy and relief.  I am filled with awe that I, a mere undeserving, unenlightened mortal, can be swept along in the wave of rest in the midst of turmoil.  Thank you so much for this wonderful gift of virtual community.  It is something my soul has been searching for.  Sue

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