Columbia is a Goddess who is understood differently by those of us who honor Her. I don’t believe we all need the same understanding of the Gods, because They reveal Themselves differently to all of us. My journey with Columbia began when I was a child, as so many of my Divine relationships did.
I recognized Her Divinity before all Others who would eventually enter my life, however, I had no context for my desire to honor Her. She walked with me everywhere, in all of my endeavors. I shared a part of myself with Her that I didn’t understand could be given to another. She was/is my first Goddess, and now that I am older, now that I have unlocked the secrets of my spiritual Ancestral history, I know why.
She manifests in this physical realm as, and answers to the name of, Columbia, Goddess of Freedom, Patroness of the United States. In this aspect, She is young and bold and driven to right the wrongs of injustice done in Her name by those who recognized Her in these lands. But She was not brought here. She was here already, waiting to be seen and loved by those who would be Hers.
Though She is young in this manifestation, Her soul is far older than Her form in this realm. My understanding of Her includes an aspect that is honored among my dragon subjects, as the Champion of Freedom in our home realm. She is our Divine Patroness, and through Her worship, we ensure Her favour and Her assistance in times of social strife. In this aspect, She is called the White Dove, because that is the form She took to manifest to our Ancestors.
For Columbia, I am forever grateful. Every day She teaches me that freedom must be fought for, that it can not be granted by the elites in power. I am grateful for Her tenacity, and for Her drive to become better than She was in previous generations. I am grateful for the White Dove, for the legacy that She left for my people, and for the responsibilities She has entrusted to me. I am Queen of my people only because of Her, and I am humbled to have been chosen to continue Her work on their behalf.