I was sitting amongst my elders listening to old wives tails and folklore. An Idiom stood out to me. "A person who is bent over is carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders/back." It was a very interesting statement. Literally he/she does not actually have the world on their back, but something is holding them down. They probably once stood tall, erect, with the world ahead of them. Eventually, conditions and situations became too heavy for them to bear. Once I left the group I began to read my bible and came across a passage.
Jesus was speaking to the Disciples and Pharisees about rituals. However, one thing stood out from the scripture that reminded me of the person carrying the weight of the world on their shoulder/back.
"There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man…" Mark 7: 15
Further in the scripture Jesus explains the things that can defile a man:
"What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile him." Mark 7:21-23
So how does this relate to the person carrying the weight?
~~~There was a young man who had spinal problems, he was unable to walk, and maneuver like he did in his prime. A person's spine is the "foundation" for the body. Without it functioning properly, your foundation is not at its best; loss of movement, walking, touching, etc occurs. His spiritual foundation was also rocky. He had the heart of gold, loved the Lord, but his personal environment within the home was also not on a solid foundation. The sweetest person you could ever meet, but yet he still suffered because his exterior life was a reflection to his spiritual and physical foundation.
~~~There was a man, a preacher, who treated everyone around him rotten. At times he found pleasure in bringing and seeing the decay of someone else's life. He watched, and sometimes helped others fail (physically, spiritually, emotionally); by his ways and actions. Many years later his intestines began to decay. What came out of him and how he treated others reflected back on him, internally.
~~~There was a woman who had love for others and the Lord, but her one true love never reciprocated how she felt for him. With each passing day, her heart would be hurt by his actions, or lack their of. One day she passed away with a broken heart. Literally her heart exploded. It was broken, I can imagine, because the one who she wanted to love did not know how to return the favor. It disappointed her so much that she was not able to share that love and strength with her own flesh and blood. Her love was powerful.
You know the ultimate Doctor in your life has a cure for your ailments.
If a physician tells you:
* You have alzheimers or deminscia- maybe in your youth you purposely forgotten about something that was of importance to someone else. The lack of remembering was reversed back to you
* You have high blood pressure- you remained angry at others for so many years that eventually that anger had nowhere else to be released but within your own system.
* You have a heart condition- did you fail to love others or loved only yourself without sharing with everyone else.
* Issues with your stomach or gut- have you been messy do you hold on to a bunch of drama. Better yet, do you create drama?
You see everything that we do, everything good or bad is reflected back "into" us (this does not include little babies or children who were born with deficiencies). The aforementioned three were people that I knew and cared for. I knew their lives, I didn't judge them but I learned from them. All of them passed away but before they did, they made peace with the Lord. At times it may be too late and you have to seek additional help. Not discounting earthly doctors at all. What I am saying is this; many of your problems can be cured before it they even begin. They can be fixed if it has just started out. Jesus still performs modern day miracles. I have heard of many people who have been cured of cancer, heart conditions, and high blood pressure. What I noticed about those who have been cured is that they all have the same story; they kept the Lord first, praising and worshipping Him at all times. He was their Medicine, their Counselor, their Provider, the Ear when no one else would listen or believe. He is the best Doctor that anyone could ever have. Let go of all that negativity that you are putting out into the world. You are only reflecting it back on yourself.
Remember to Embrace, Enhance, Evolve! God bless you always.