“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul.”
In the ancient text, the sixth book of Hebrews, verses 17-19 says “people swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.” We are guided to “take hold of the hope set before us [so that we] may be greatly encouraged” and so that we “have this hope as an anchor for the soul.”
That which is greater than ourselves is a consciousness that knows no politics or even religion but is the unconditional love that gives our souls peace, and does not discriminate or disparage but lifts us beyond wanting to knowing that we are here to demonstrate the greater good of compassion rather than the lower vibration of hate.
That which is greater than ourselves is not of the world but can be found in the silence of a simple breath, breathing in “now” and breathing out “begin,” breathing out “I” and breathing out “am,” breathing in “We,” and breathing out “are one.”
We rise anew, refreshed by the anchor that tethers us to the truth that we are more than greed and selfishness, more than division and bullying, more than “us” and “them.” We are more than the color of our skins, the texture of our hair, the size of our bodies, the deposits in our bank accounts, the tongues that we speak. We are more than the tribes that we identify with or the culture we feel most acquainted. We celebrate our differences with the realization that we are one family of all beginnings, the issue of one truth.
When we are anchored to the truth that we are not here for ourselves but for each other, we find our way back to the light that leads us out of the darkness of sickness and despair, and we lean into the awareness that lifts us above all pain, all poison, and all lies.
The truth that sets us free is the inhalation of a moment, the sweetness of allowing it to fill our lungs, our bodies, our hearts, and our souls, and then be released without worry, aware that we are all moments breathed as now. We embrace new leaders with this encouragement, and allow the greater good to anchor our souls once again with the balm of oneness that we need to heal.