Post-Election: The Real Work Begins

After a week that feels like it has lasted an eternity, it is finally clear that Joe Biden will be our next president. For many of us, this is a cause for celebration. For others, it feels like the end of the world. I have no doubt that this time of transition will be tumultuous and dramatic. So what do we, as practitioners of magic, have to bring to the table to help us navigate the next three months?

First of all, self-care is of vital importance. I know you’re probably as exhausted as I am so take some time for rest. Eat nutritious food and lighten up on the alcohol, if you partake. I also use a light box this time of year which is something you might want to consider trying. They’re really affordable and can help some people with seasonal depression, low energy levels, and interrupted sleep patterns.

I also suggest you spend some time out in nature. As the leaves finish falling off the trees, there is a stillness in the air that I love to tap into. The energy of November feels clear and open. It’s perfect for helping us to let go of all the negative energy we’ve been carrying since the beginning of the pandemic.

In terms of magical practice, I suggest that you send out as much peaceful energy as you can. There is so much healing that needs to be done in our nation on so many levels. Start small by directing this energy toward those who are closest to you. Then expand the circle wider and wider. There are many ways to accomplish this. One of my favorites is the Buddhist lovingkindness meditation that is described elsewhere on my blog. Choose whatever rituals and practices feel right to you and your spiritual path.

I also suggest working with protective magic toward those who may be targets of reactive violence in the coming months. This includes not only our newly elected officials but also people of color, those in the LGBT+ community, and other oppressed minorities. I’m also worried about those who would try to disrupt the peaceful transition of power. There are a LOT of crazies out there right now, and they might do impulsive things they would not do otherwise.

Finally, don’t forget to work with the ancestors who are still close-by even after Samhain and Day of the Dead are over. I feel like the veil between the worlds is still wide open this year and will not close any time soon. I think it’s because of the pandemic as well as the election. Our ancestors are standing by. They are ready and willing to help. So don’t hesitate to call on them.

My friends, I feel a glimmer of hope this week. Today my spirit is lighter and I am ready to do the work that needs to be done in order to help heal our divided nation. I hope that you will be inspired to do the same. Blessed be!

Copyright ©2020 by David Taliesin

About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/davidtaliesinauthor
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