Today is election day. As I write to you on this day I can feel the tension in my own body. I can feel the “election anxiety” bearing its weight on my being. I can feel the fear, exhaustion, and hope all abiding and fighting for space. I invite you into noticing what you carry with you on this day. What is your fear? Where does your hope lie?
You are a blessed being. In light and in love you carry forth goodness into this world.
Voting means voice. In this moment, thank the people that came before you who breathed life into your right to choose. Let us hold those due to lack of access, voter intimidation, or continued voter suppression, are not able to cast their ballot on this sacred day. In our privilege let us recognize that this right means elevating those very voices. Let us have peace in the midst of uncertainty.
In the words of Arudhati Roy: “Another world is not only possible, she is on her
way. Many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.”
I invite you into a moment of reflection. I invite you to explore all that is stirring within you on this day. Let us not worry about the outcome just yet. Today, let us be hopeful. Why did you vote? What is the America you hope to see? What is the other world you hope to one day greet? What is the world you hope to leave to your children and students?