MEMORIAL DAY 2021 BLOG -- by Anita/Crystal Wind, channeled: May 30, 2021
Then, as now, amazing rituals celebrate cultural heritage of the ancestors that still inspire us to this honorable merriment—dancing, singing, chanting, and drum-beat prancing.
Upon this Earthen standard, we still cross hearts, remove hats, and speak aloud their prayers for peace.
Ideally, those words come forth as beautifully soul inspired; arisen out of the deepest heart crevices?
Alas too many merely pay lip service whether they know the truth behind reasons for giving someone honor or expressing gratitude for those service men and women who wear uniforms and hold titles because they serve and protect us in so many ways.
On this special weekend, I am brought to think of memorials as intended to those who have served this country in many ways and want to encourage those around me to think on the sincerity even of those ancient words and the memorials from those who served in all forms and places throughout time.
In the manner of etching in stone, let our love for those who protect and serve be just as indelibly imprinted upon the soul and heart for it is the most powerfully gifted to such purposes, indeed.
Let us also add to this memorializing, the many medical and health care works who bravely stayed the long course and tirelessly stood between us all and a terrible virus; still most remain courageously continuing that battle even as a vaccine has lifted hearts with new hope, at last.
Indeed yes, today’s prayer began honoring those who are still with us, continuing their service and protection of our freedoms, but it needs to be expanded beyond memorializing only those for too many, so many, innumerable numbers of others have given life and limb in many areas of service.
As we remember them today, let our prayers of memorialization be spoken loudly or sung with beautiful melodies for all shall be carried by whispering winds and angelic wings to the “Home” beyond the gossamer veil that separates this world from theirs.
As we join in honoring those whose names need demoralization then let us spend the memorial like a spiraling vortex and return that energy is beautiful courage.
That it be returned to our own beings and then become fuel for our mystical spirits to show that gratitude in many forms of action.
Actions that are not selfishly done but put forth with the best and most loving way toward a time when we each will be memorialized in the good works we have done.
Let all our deeds and actions be reflected in such a way as making the world just a bit better than when we took our first breath upon it cuddled in her mother’s arms.