Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Earth Tude for 30 Elul

Here’s to health, peace and Good New Year!

In this world of concealment
Bounded by constricted light
We perceive ourselves as separate
Although molded by Your might.

In Your sight we are united
We have never left Your home
All that’s here is but illusion
All we know is merely foam.

This is good and also scary
As we cling to what we think
In the end it makes no difference
As we ascend Your heavenly link.

What we see is just one level
What we are is something else
In Your light we are eternal
Our souls connected in a wink.

In these coming days of Elul
We repent for deeds gone wrong
As we hear the Shofar blowing
We recall Your heavenly song.

Reading Psalms and words of Fathers
Learning over what we’ve known
We are blessed with a reflection
Of Your kingdom, our true home.

This life is like a summer rental
Filled with joy and worldly grief
Our connection with Your kindness
Is in fact our true relief.

As this summer turns to Autumn
As this Av becomes Elul
We reflect on months of passing
Structured by Your thought and rule.

We consider what we are
And we reflect on what we’ve done
In our query we remember
All here passes under this sun.

Words are good and actions mighty
All done with an open heart
In the end we are united
With You, as always, from the start.

Days of Awe, High Holidays
Are a sign that you are here
As we chant and pray for mercy
Here’s to health, peace and Good New Year!

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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