Like many of you, I watched Barack Obama's acceptance speech last night for the Democratic's Party's nomination for President. Whatever you political leanings, you can't ignore the significance of the event. The first African-American nominee for a major party accepting the nomination on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in a stadium of more than 85,000 cheering supporters. In response to this opponent's tactics, he called for the country to not make this "big election" about "small things." He asked for the country to say "enough" to the previous eight year's deference to big business and minimizing of the needs of its people. "I am my brother's keeper," he said. "I am my sister's keeper." I couldn't help but think, his message about aspiration and togetherness is both a political and spiritual one. Marianne Williamson, in her efforts to create a Department of Peace in Washington D.C., has spoken often about the intersection of spirituality and politics. Contrary to many, the two are not mutually exclusive. Our country has wisely kept religion out of politics but encompasses everything we do and everything we are. Are we ready for a new approach to politics?

Many blessings,