In the face of recent events Pagan community journalists are looking at the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic member of the U.S. Congress who was shot at in an apparent assassination attempt, and adding their prayers. Pagan Elders and Teachers are encouraging us to pray and send energy, and to not only not despair but too find ways to Bend that oh-so -famous Moral Arc of the Universe more towards justice from the strange and tangled place our Nation finds itself in these day. Pagan Authors and Elders are writing essays inquiring into the moral responsibility for the vitriolic climate that pollutes our fair Nations politics.
I am neither an Elder nor an Author, and only a sometimes hap-hazard Journalist. I will find ways to act and work and do whatever it is I can do to bring positive change into the world and into my Nation, but for now, I also pray….
Holy Libertas, Holy Justitia, and All You Holy Powers of Healing
Hear Me, oh, Holy Powers.
Goddess of Democracy, You who raises your Torch to light the way to Freedom and holds close to your heart the Laws and History and Ideas and Ideals that should be guiding us. Inspire your children and friends and praise-singers and drum-beaters to action, let us stand in numbers too great to ignore and say
“No. Not here, and not ever here!”
To the rule of violence and to the fear-mongering and rabble-rousing that has helped lead to this.
Swift Winged Justice,
Lady of the Scales and the Sword, who although blindfolded sees all. I know that You cannot be everywhere at once, but please be in Arizona now. Cleave through the lies and accusations and counter accusations and help the forces of Law to work Your wonders and to find the truths at the heart of this matter.
All You Holy Powers of Healing,
Be with, sustain, and nurture those injured on that tragic day. Be with, sustain, and nurture the families of the fallen, and the wounded, as they go forward from this terrible cross-roads. Be with, sustain, and nurture all those touched personally by this horrible event and help them to to heal, to grieve, to find the comfort they need, and to continue.
Honored and Beloved and Mighty Dead,
Welcome the Fallen from this tragic day amongst your numbers, may they find peace amongst your numbers and reunion with their beloved families. May your presences and inspiration be there for your families and for your spiritual descendants who have need of you in this trying time.
Blessed Be and So Mote It Be.
So Mote It Be,
Pax / Geoffrey