Sometimes our own fears are all that seems present to us in our consciousness, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish what is our own and what belongs to the collective consciousness that we are part of.
Within today's rapidly moving events, both change and turbulence are widespread and there is much anxiety about how life is going to continue. Financial worries, job insecurity, and health concerns are present for many and the economic picture seems bleak. At such a time it is important to be able to stabilize oneself in a place of peace and trust - a place that is not built on a fantasy that everything is alright with the world as we know it, but on the reality that we will be upheld and maintained through whatever it is that needs to be undergone. This sense of being upheld acknowledges the presence of the Divine within our everyday lives. It can be a source of strength and of stability, both emotionally and vibrationally.
Spiritual anchoring connects us with this deeper sense of trust and conveys to us that no matter what outer circumstances may look like, there is a larger picture in which they are being held. Such optimism may be considered foolish by some, yet it is what a spiritual life rests upon, and each soul must choose what they wish to believe about the nature of reality. This choice is especially important at times of collective difficulty or distress.
The special mantras that one may employ for the purpose of spiritual anchoring can be said to oneself many times throughout the day. They carry a vibration of truth and of sacredness, so that repeating these, one incorporates their energy whether they are fully believed in on the mental level or not.
Mantras can contain any words that are powerful to the heart and soul, and especially those that have been used by others in meditation or prayer. When this is the case, one's own saying them combines with their historical use by many others which strengthens their potency.
Some mantras that can be said throughout the day for purposes of anchoring are:
"Thy will be done."
"Lead me and guide me in Thy light."
"Om, shanti, shanti, shanti."
"Make me an instrument of Thy peace."
"Let peace prevail and darkness disappear."
"I am a pure and blameless child of God."
"I am one with the highest light."
"Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh, Adonai, s'vaote."
"I am one with the Divine light within me."
Words of one's own choosing can also be used as a mantra and said repeatedly as long as they hold a sacred vibration and feel uplifting to the heart and soul.
Sacred words, said repeatedly, in the secret chambers of one's thoughts and heart, are powerful conveyors to the conscious and unconscious mind of a truth that can deepen as one reaches for it. Even if belief is not entirely present in the beginning, repetition can cause the vibration to insinuate itself into both the physical and spiritual bloodstream, so that it becomes part of one's body consciousness and energy field.
Striving to remain centered and anchored during times of difficulty is important not only for ourselves, but for those around us. For the energy that we are able to incorporate and to maintain within us can have a wider effect on the circle of friends and acquaintances we come into contact with on a daily basis, rippling out to bring greater peace and hope to others as well as to ourselves.