I've been quiet today. I've been digesting all I have been reading on Facebook and other places on the internet. I have been digesting all of the fear, the anger, the hatred, the sorrow. Although I didn't shed a single tear yesterday as I held the space to be a light in the midst of the fear, I woke up this morning with painfully puffy eyes, as though I had been crying all day and all night long. After holding that kind of space yesterday, today I am nurturing myself.
As I was sitting and eating my lunch this afternoon these words started coming to me:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All.
Some of you may know those words, some of you may not.
When I was in grade school the pledge of allegiance was a part of our daily routine. At the time I was an immigrant. I was small. I didn't know what any of those words meant.
Then today, over 25 years later, those words came to me after such a powerful (and pivotal) election.
As I read the words of division that people continue to perpetuate, even all those people who SWORE they were voting for unity (I respectfully ask you to reflect: where's your unity as you spew hate and fear?), I see the power in the words I used to recite as a child.
If you are here, you know my beliefs in God/Goddess, the Universe/Galactic Wisdom, the Divine is strong. So what I am about to say won't surprise you. What we need is collective prayer followed by action.
In doing the work that I do and having trained the way I have trained, I learned that the way out of victim consciousness is through prayer.
America, what we have is a nation filled with people in victim consciousness (this is different than victim blaming, I would like to add) and the way out is through collective prayer. And not the kind of prayer that says, "Dear God, please let the electoral college have rouge voters" because those aren't the prayers that are going to help. Those are the prayers that will keep us in our victim consciousness.
What we need are prayers of Love, of Peace, of Light, of Unity.
Make your prayer today:
Dear God, Please help make me an instrument of your peace, light and love to everyone I come across today, including myself.
And pledge your allegiance to THIS nation (because running to Canada or asking California to exit the Union, is NOT going to solve the problem), so that we may again become on nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.
After you prayer your prayer and pledge your allegiance (which needs to be a daily practice, sometimes even multiple times a day) go out there and walk your talk. Go out there and be an instrument of God's Love. Go out there and connect with others in Unity and Peace. Go out there and change this world, one person, one child, one home at a time.
Sending healing peace light and love blessings. <3