ANCHORS are the miracle that keeps us stable in the midst of the waves and winds of life. When boating, an anchor keeps us in the place of our choosing, minimizing the effect of wind and waves. As I watched the 4th of July parade from my paddle boat last week I became acutely aware of how an anchor would have been useful. The wind was gentle but steadily moved me toward a sea of lily pads. Although beautiful to view, the lily pads get tangled in the paddle wheel and wrap around the rudder making it almost impossible to move or steer the boat. Much of my time during the parade was spent paddling away from the lily pads. It was a bit distracting and rather exhausting leaving me with little energy for the return trip. In our lives, we have a variety of ANCHORS that keep us from drifting away from where we choose to be. Our ANCHORS may be Friends, Family, Mentors, or our Spiritual Foundation. An affirmation, a statement of Truth or a deep faith in a Power greater than ourselves can ANCHOR us in a stable place of consciousness, reducing the effects of the winds and waves of life. ANCHORS are a miracle granted to each of us and they sometimes show up in unexpected places, people and events. For the ANCHORS in our lives to be effective, we have to use them; drop them into the watery energy that is our thoughts, feelings and emotions. ANCHORed in the gifts of Spirit, we remain stable, our rudder stays clear, and we can steer through the winds and waves of life with ease and grace.
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra