President Obama’s Oath Ceremony, Divine Coincidences

On Monday morning January 21, 2013, my heart swelled with hope and enchantment as I read about the “coincidences” which worked together to culminate into this historical moment.

The public inauguration of the 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Obama was held Monday January 21, 2013, with the president taking the oath at 11:55 a.m. The Tampa Bay Times reported: “The federal holiday honoring King coincides this year with Inauguration Day.”

The key word that left me dumbstruck as I read the newspaper article was “coincides”. “This is divine intervention!”, I shouted. As I looked closer, I found a chain of endless “coincidences” which lead to this moment.

The historical moment of 11:55 a.m.—the 12th hour, the last hour of a cycle when the sun, the source of light, is highest in the sky. The hour of the peak of light of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Holiday, in the month of January, when earth is closest to the sun. The 21st of January is one month from December 21 when the Mayan calendar ended—the first month of the first year of a new cycle. Based on New Age interpretation of the 2012 Mayan calendar phenomenon, December 21, 2012 marks the start of an era during which earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive spiritual transformation.

President Obama’s inaugural speech was delivered on the 13th hour of the 13th month of 2013—A new twelve hour cycle, within a new month cycle, within a new year cycle, within a new era cycle.

The tragedy of human slavery lasted for 245 dark years since the arrival of the first slave to the New World in 1620. Slavery was abolished through the passing of the 13th amendment in 1865, thanks to President Lincoln’s unwavering efforts.

All major events “coinciding” with the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one at the 13th hour, by the 13th amendment, on the 2013th year…

And the story goes on. Cycles within cycles, ending of eras and beginning of new ones, all marked by “coincidences” of which the one that screams the loudest is the “coincidence” of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the President’s public oath ceremony.

On January 21, 2013—on the 13th hour of the 13th month of the 2013th year, thanks to the 13th amendment, all actions throughout history merged to a point of equilibrium when President Barack Obama closed the loop, dropping in place the last piece of the puzzle  so that a beautiful picture of justice can merge.  The President sat his hand and pledged the oath on the two bibles touched by the hands of the two important men whose actions lead to this epic moment.

On January 21, 2013, the three powerful voices of president Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and president Barack Obama merged through the invisible hand of the divine, synchronized, and echoed: “all men are created equal”—the climax, the culmination of a symphony which has been playing for centuries and generations of abolitionism and human rights activism, all tied to the power of the human spirit, which forever remains free through past, present and future. A moment in time marked with equality between humans regardless of the decoration of the shell—the body which holds the soul. All humans come from the same source, and all are connected to the same source of energy of creation.

We call each single event which leads to an epic moment in history a “coincidence”. However, when the outcome of such “coincidences” is exponentially more powerful then the sum of the single events, I can’t help but think of not “coincidences”, but events carefully engineered by the human spirit, helped by the divine. Indeed, it is the power of the invisible human spirit at work, aided by the divine leading to justice.

Sure injustices happen.  Chaos rises on earth. Things appear out of balance to the human mind.  But, make no mistake about it. In the end, sooner or later, through the universal laws of equilibrium, supported by physics, things will always, unmistakably fall in place.  The universal laws of equilibrium give humankind immense hope that all evil actions meant to throw the world out of balance will inevitably be countered by the ultimate energy of creation.  In the end, our world is constantly moving towards equilibrium through, not “coincidences“, but “divine engineering“.  And that is where faith and hope reside.

How consistent with the enchanting universe we live in, where there are cycles within cycles, orbits within orbits. If we only open our hearts and connect to the bigger invisible power at work. The word “coincidence” would cease to exist and would be replaced with the “invisible engineering of the divine”.

As I wrote the above conclusion, I heard my husband play on the piano some powerful and moving music. It was the “Opening Theme” of Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto—invisible engineering of the divine: The beginning of a new era, the opening of a new concerto—music to my ears.


2 thoughts on “President Obama’s Oath Ceremony, Divine Coincidences

  1. mswaans says:

    Dear Laurel, I am absolutely thrilled that my writing resonates with you. I truly appreciate your support and promise to only write in my true voice and from the heart.

  2. Laurel says:

    Thank you for this beautiful, inspirational piece. I love the significance you have given to the symbols which presented themselves in the re-election of our President. I love the “book ends” which are present in the finality of his taking the Oath of Office while placing his hand upon the Bibles of King and Lincoln – the “finishing touch” if you will, the affirmation that “all men are created equal”. And in spite of that, the struggle continues as a persistent percentage of Americans refuse to accept his legitimacy. Truly an inspiring piece.

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