HEALTH: Feeling overwhelmed? |

HEALTH: Feeling overwhelmed?

Catherine Fenske
Free Press Health Columnist
Catherine Fenske
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“When your task seems a little heavy and overwhelming remember to do one thing at a time quietly, and leave the rest because the rest is not your job. What you cannot get through you must hand back to God and He will work it out for you.” — White Eagle

I think we all experience a little overwhelm at one time or another. Some of us experience it often, and others just occasionally. If we can heed the words of the great Spirit Guide White Eagle in the above quote, it will immediately take us to a much more peaceful state of mind.

I personally had to practice this “letting go and letting God” several times in the past two weeks as I prepared for the second major move in my living situation in the past eight months. If you’ve ever done a major move you know how daunting a job it can be. This one was particularly daunting for me because I needed to do it in seven days.

There were many challenges and obstacles in that seven days including finding a moving company who could do it that quickly, who didn’t charge an exorbitant amount of money and who could move me to another state. The company also had to have staff to help me pack on the spur of the moment. I needed to find someone I felt confident in and trusted to care for my dog for two nights and days and I didn’t know anyone who did that in Santa Fe.

In addition to all this, I needed to do the menial tasks of closing my bank account, changing addresses at the post office and remembering to eat! I can say that I was overwhelmed.

I felt completely overwhelmed until I remembered the words of White Eagle and turned everything over to my Beloved. I began doing one thing at a time quietly and made sure I created space in every morning for my prayer and meditation to keep me balanced, centered and in a state of peace during this transition.

I completed tasks that were right in front of me at the moment and didn’t look ahead to all the work that was to be accomplished. Any time I started to feel even the tiniest feeling of fear and panic of not being able to do what needed to be done, I got silent and asked my Beloved to take it from me and carve a path that would make it all happen.

Immediately after releasing to my Beloved what I couldn’t do by myself, a moving company showed up that could meet my deadline and not charge a fortune, who sent four angels to help me pack and then two of them drove the truck and delivered my belongings to my new residence. My intuition that I invited in to help me pick a good person to care for my dog worked miraculously and sent an angel for him to stay with. My friend, Stacie, who opened her heart and home to me is also an angel sent from my Beloved. It all fell into place meticulously and without a great deal of stress and reminded me that the Universe always works on our behalf if we just get out of our own way and let It do Its job!

As I sit writing this, I look back at all the magic and miracles that happened in my life over the course of 10 days. I am now in my new home getting settled and feeling at peace. I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say that I feel a bit exhausted. And I do know that with each passing day the exhaustion will subside and I will feel renewed, relaxed and refreshed and ever so grateful.

I encourage you to do what you can this week and leave the rest. You will find that everything turns out exactly as it is supposed to as long as you give back what isn’t yours to do. Let your Beloved, the Universe, God or whatever you call your Highest Self take the heavy tasks from you and lighten your load. You will be amazed at the results and the peace of mind that will reside within you.

Catherine Fenske is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is spiritual counselor/teacher, certified life coach, Reiki master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 505-795-7779 or email at Visit or her blog at

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