This does not mean I turn a blind eye to the injustices of the world, it simply means that I will not approach them with malice and spite. No venom drips from my teeth, and no insult gains way on my tongue. When those feeling rise to the surface of my mind, I breathe deep and remember that even the shadow has it’s purpose.
I went to the Women’s March of Unity in Montpelier, VT yesterday dressed as a Vermont Wonder Woman; hats, sweaters, and practical boots included. I did this because I felt it was important to stand for love, justice, and equality. I also felt it was important to represent America in my actions.
I believe patriotism matters, and I believe in the spirit of Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman represents ideals that I value, and has always been my favorite heroine. She is strong, focused, and has great integrity. She does not turn her eyes away from trouble, but faces it head on. She carries herself with such balance, that she never mistakes justice for vengeance. Nor is she unforgiving, and she is never mean. Wonder Woman stands for justice, and believes in her country.
I believe patriotism matters…My father was a Vietnam Vet. His service and dedication to his country, not only effected his life, but the lives of all he touched. He was proud to be an American, even though the country he loved so much, showed him malice and hatred when he was most in need of comfort. He faced his fellow Americans who thought him a baby killer, and he chose not to hate. He did not Hate his country, he loved his country. I will not say he never experienced anger, for he certainly did. But he did not turn his back and hate the country he called home.
I was raised with a deep Patriotism. One that carries with it an understanding that I will never have the same views as everyone in the country. That we will disagree over and over, and over again. But that these differences are not with my country itself.
As a Druid, I believe that all things have Spirit. As a Psychic Medium, I am fortunate enough to communicate, see, and experience these spirits. They are not exactly like the Spirits of the Dead, but they are real all the same. Druids refer to the Spirit of Place as the Genius Locus. It is the energy that encompasses a place, holding the essence of it’s being. I remember this every time I stand in support.
I remember the Genius Locus of the United States.