We are all anchored to something.
Sometimes it’s an actual place or a person. It may be a habit, a recurring feeling or thought, or even a soul whispered journey. Often, in our modern society it is more a thing.
It may be felt outside of us, or on the inside of us. It may be strong and deep, or light and weak, or maybe there is no anchor at all…
Reading a biography by Susan, J. Tweit on her healing journey through nature and her connection to autoimmune disease and stress, I was reminded of something I’ve known for a long time, maybe I’ve known it always: we are guided home. always.
Home, however, is a relative term, isn’t it?
Where we set down our heart, there our home becomes. And so our anchor grows and gets cast out in our sea of life. This anchor no matter how deep or how well intentioned, if never adjusted, may cause more harm than good in the long run. As the stormy seas for an anchored ship may spell disaster, so an anchor originally dropped in a heart felt place, may encounter storms that are meant to carry us away, but succeed only in smashing us to pieces.
With an anchor dropped deep in life, clinging on to a thing, a construct carefully built up over time, we may be battered and possibly destroyed. The only recourse to a shift in our life’s weather storm is to move, flow and be carried on to a new place called home. Of course, this change is at times uncharted and we must trust that we have enough nourishment on board in our heart and soul and mind, to make it, wherever that ‘it’ may be.
Your anchor may be deep and strong, as long as you know how to release it in time for change. This timely release is a natural way to say yes to life, to allow for change to take a hold. Change is a way of life. Sometimes we must rest and sometimes we must be on the move. Places and people call to us everyday. If we are too anchored to a thing, we fail to notice this call. To hear. To listen.
As Susan Tweit writes:
” The malaise that captures us when we live in a place or culture that nurtures neither heart nor spirit may be telling us that we, like ET, need to honor the call to go home.”
Every once in a while, pick up your anchor and allow yourself to sail the seas of change, in your life.