Thursday, September 8, 2011

Earth Etudes for 11 Elul

Glittering Litter

As I prepare to greet my Maker in the field,
Will I recognize Your glittering litter?
Each piece of unresolved garbage, a tiny tinsel of potential teshuvah.
Will I notice that every discarded item of trash
Irresponsibly thrown aside
Is an opportunity for repentance of damage to Your garden.

Will I respond to the privilege to clear the landscape for Your arrival?
All toxic waste, all noxious gases are an invitation
To undo the barrier of denial between us;
To remember that we are one.

Glittering litter is a Divine reminder
A wakeup call from heaven.
Each bit of plastic, glass, tin or paper
Contains a prayer of invitation to a homecoming
As we decide to steward our earth,
Your home,
Return home to Home.

One piece of glittering litter
At a time.

Judith Feldstein is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Neurolinguistic Programmer, an Eriksonian Hypnosis practitioner, a Sacred Plant Medicine apprentice, and practices Sacred Circle Dance. She is also an Appalachian Mt. Club trail adopter, an Appalachian Mt. Club trail information volunteer, and enrolled in Rabbinical Seminary International. She is a hiker, walker, runner, student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, a student of Buddhism, a student of Gnosticism and mystic paths, an eldercare provider, a wife and a “mother” of several canine rescues (currently Shepherd and Neufy).

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