expecto patronum is latin. it means i await (call) a guardian.
i was inspired a moment ago by a story about a young woman who was in a very dark, very threatening place in her life. she had suffered mightily and asked j.k.rowling, author of the 'harry potter' stories, for the phrase to be written in ms. rowling's own handwriting, so the young woman may have a tattoo created.
in harry potter lore, the phrase expecto patronum conjures an incarnation of the spell caster's innermost positive feelings, such as joy or hope, known as a patronus, which is conjured as a protector. patronuses shield their conjurers from tormentors, and can even drive them away. the patronus appears as a white light (shield) of energy holding itself up as a guardian between the conjurer and the tormentor.
needless to say, ms. rowling, (in her ever-empowering way) not only sent the requested blessing but wished the young lady love, peace and success in her journey. according to ms. rowling:
"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."
healing is within us all : so is the power to heal.
to the young lady in torment : thank you for believing in your own power to heal, and for reaching out for assistance. it is my blessing to you that your story will inspire others to know healing in themselves as well, and to forward healing, love and light into the world.
expecto patronum to you (all) this day!
i send you light, love and peace, wherever you are in your journey .