…and Pax rambles out some thoughts!
A new year, a new President-Elect, in a spiritual New Year…
My candidate, has won. I feel in some measure relieved even as I aknowledge that NOW the real work begins.
As a Witch any time politicians invoke spiritual or religious sounding language in their speeches (and I actually happen to be hearing/reading it) it piques my interest. The BBC has an excellend page quoting Obama’s acceptance/victory speech here… The passage that sparked my imagination and attracted my Witches Eye is…
“So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other.”
Heady thought that, at least to this Witch. Especially given my thoughts and beliefs and relationships with Columbia and Uncle Sam and others of the American Pantheon. I have some thinking to do, some incense to burn, and libations to pour… later today… after some sleep and a good ritual bath…
A lot of folks have written in blog posts and in message groups of doing magic to ensure a particular outcome in the election. Not all of them were supporters of our new President Elect. I find myself thinking about the heresy that drove early Christianity underground. One of the Treasonous things they did, in the eyes of Rome, was to refuse to pay honor to the gods of the State and to refuse to sacrifice to the guiding and guardian spirits of the Emperor.
I know that I will be praying and pouring for my Nation, and its President Elect… as I have tried to for the current President. I would like to think I would have found it in myself to pray and pour for McCain had he won the election.
Peace and more on the morrow, or at least what will feel like the morrow after I’ve had some coffee and some sleep… not in that order!