Today I went to work, like any other day. Engrossed in projects and deadlines, my thoughts did not meander far beyond my office walls.
But today is not like any other day. Today is 9/11/2007. Today is the six year anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on our country.
And so tonight, my thoughts are on this.
I smudged my house to clear away negative energies and my stresses of the workday.
From my Craft cabinet, I retrieved a jar candle containing layers of red, white, and blue wax. Inscribed on the side is this message:
And so we do. Memorial services and ceremonies were held across the land in remembrance of this fateful day.
We can not, nor should not forget.
As I placed my memorial candle on my altar, I joined so many others in remembering…in shedding tears…and, as I lit the candle…in prayer.
Blessed Mother of the Earth,
Great Goddess, Queen of Night
And our Father Sun,
Horned God of might
As we honor those
Who were lost on this day
May you lend us your wisdom
And guide our way
Beyond our anger, and our fear
That we may grow stronger
With each passing year.
May you wrap us in
Your loving arms
And protect us all
From evil and harm.
May you shower us with
Your love and light,
We may unite
And stand with courage
As one Nation,
And turn our sorrow
To uphold what is good, and right.
As my candle burns for our country
I send out my healing energy
Standing before my altar, I pray
For Peace, and Comfort, and Harmony.
Gracious Lord and Lady,
I thank you for your blessings.
So Mote It Be.
Written and recited by Crystal Dolphin, September 11, 2007