Being of mixed heritage is no guarantee of co-existence. Often times, siblings will select different paths to follow of the many they were exposed to growing up. In my case, while my sister and I shared the role of altar girls in the Anglican Church, she did not have any interest in learning, participating or enjoying the beauty of the other paths within our heritage. Now as adults, my heritage can only be passed on in two ways, through her children, and through you all.
Every year, I plan and hope that my sister and I would celebrate both our traditions with her kids. The Winter Solstice, and Christmas. Taking this time of universal peace and hope to set our differences aside and be a family again. But sadly, it just never happens. It can at times be very heartbreaking, and frustrating, especially since she has always taken care to ensure the children are exposed to all the other religions. But not mine…. If I am unable to make my own family see the importance of my path, how can I possibly help spread the word of the Goddess, peace, and co-existence to others? But, I continue to try, and always will. I invite you all, to wish each other a Merry Christmas, A Blessed Solstice. To listen to the story of Hannukah, and light the lights of Diwali. The list goes on, but one thing remains true, it’s all about hope, love and being together with you.
Namaste my friends, KaylaB, your Shakti Shaman has returned.
A PRAYER FOR COEXISTANCE
SHARE THE LIGHT
On this Winter holiday, let us stop and recall
That this season is holy to one and to all.
Unto some a Son is born, for me a Sun returns,
The message they send is the same one to learn
Through Diwali, Christmas or Solstice night,
We all celebrate the same eternal light.
Like Christian Stars on Pagan Trees,
The message is to live in peace and be free.
To worship our creator by whatever the name
All Gods and Goddesses are one and the same.
By: Kayla Baboolal ~ Shakti Shaman