Our Own Royal Journey

When Kate Middleton and Prince William married in 2011, I paid little attention. I like England just fine, yet aside from wanting to  see Kate’s gown, I wasn’t interested in the monarchy’s comings and goings.
Last week, I received a party invitation from my friend Tess. She invited a few women to attend a 5:45 AM royal wedding TV viewing and gathering at her house. There would be scones, good hot tea, and everything British to honor the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress and activist Meghan Markle. We were to wear British-style fancy-lady hats and didn’t have to bring anything.
I dug out the odd-looking, but cute hat I’d bought and worn a few years ago for a high-tea and placed it precariously on my head. I later learned the hat is called a Fascinator and I’m sure it fascinated the person in the car driving slowly by me as I walked to Tess’s house at 5:30 the morning with the hat perched high on my head!
The gathering was sweet.  A message we all got loud and clear from the updated British royal traditions, diversity, and inclusion is that a new world is upon us. That new world is based on love. Not just the words of love; the actions of love.
“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love, and when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world,” said impassioned Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King during the ceremony.
Rev. Curry’s kind voice amplified his message: “Love can help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will.”   These words of love support the journey of the newly marrying couple—and resounded around the globe to the 1.9 billion people who watched.
Curry’s words inspired me to think of our own journeys. When we get down to it, the journeys of our lives are all based on love in some way: love for another person, love for a dream, love for humanity, love for a cause, love for creativity, love for connection, love for ourselves.
Here’s a vision we can feel into reality: ALL people who want to, could take the journeys of their lives feeling loved, in fine style like we witnessed in this royal wedding, complete with honorific titles (that come from within based on our fine qualities), trumpets announcing our arrival, beautiful clothes, castles, and banquets—anything our hearts desire. We are called to create our own royal journeys and to ensure the same loving journeys for all our sisters and brothers around the world.
John Lennon wrote and sang,
“You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one.”
Love and blessings,
Dawn Morningstar

P.S. For a look inside another inspiring journey of love, listen to our latest podcast episode Vennie Connect 202: Journeys and Goddesses.
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Loved this. I wish I could share it.

Katheryn Menaged

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