Quarter Calls for Troubled Times


American flag spelling Faith.

Friends, I offer these Quarter Calls for these troubled times.

Brightest blessings,

Aurora

East

We turn to the East,

and in so doing,

we turn to Knowledge.

We turn to logic, reason and truth.

When lies are levied to spread the poison of hate,

Let us seek to affirm the incontrovertible,

And provide just evidence

that we are indeed ALL created equal.

Give us the strength to claim and exercise our free speech

And join in one voice,

With each breath, let us speak the words of justice

Till the air rings with the sound of our freedom.

South

We turn to the South,

And in so doing,

We turn to Passion.

We turn to persistence, strength, and tenacity.

When those in power mean to oppress,

Let us rise up like a flame to the heavens,

And rekindle within each other,

The spark of resilience.

So that light does not wane against the darkness.

Give us the stamina to claim and exercise our freedom to assemble,

And join in community,

Ignite in us the spark of resistance,

Till the hearthfire of each home radiates with the warmth of security.

West

We turn to the West,

And in so doing,

We turn to Intuition.

We turn to insight, receptivity and vision.

When experience feels wrong in the depths of our being,

Let us trust our instincts

As we honor and validate the

authentic testimony of those who are closer to harm.

Deepen our empathy and develop our perception.

Give us the depth to claim and exercise our freedom of conscience,

And hold space for each other’s sorrow,

Till our tears give way to a river of hope

And our compassion becomes a shield against fear.

North

We turn to the North,

And in so doing,

We turn to Solidarity.

We turn to resolve, courage and purpose.

When our homeland quakes in division,

Let us stay rooted in conviction,

and restore our faith in humanity.

So that we may work for ALL who call this land home.

Grant us the purpose to claim and exercise our right to liberty,

Till the Earth trembles with the strength of our marches,

As we work shoulder to shoulder to make love

once more

the bedrock upon which our nation is built.

Center