Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is it Too Late? Omer Day 12

Hod of Gevurah
by Judith Felsen

Is it too late to beg forgiveness of a world
seen only through the eyes of our desires,
heard only through our ears awaiting affirmation
of our deals and continuous demands?
Is it too late to mend our sight as we adjust
from our myopia to corrected long term vision?
Is it too late to make repairs to reconstruct
our damage to Your tattered footstool
scarred by our constant battering?
Is it too late for You to hear our humbled cries
and yearning in our delayed efforts to return
Your world to You?
We pray with muddied hands washed in polluted waters
as we bend our knees in tending poisoned soils.
We chant with voices damaged an atmosphere
consumed by our debris.
This is our midnight.
We  live today in  pyramids we built
in deals conspired with our own oppressors.
And yet we seek to quickly leave mitzrayim of our making,
undeserving of redemption’s path and barely willing
to assume Your yoke.
With humbleness and new restraint we follow You
on paths unknown into a desert we both crave and fear.
With sadness and our own regret we slowly see the imprint
of our lower selves upon Your world, as we now ask, 
“Is it too late for yet another chance,
as we transform the makings of our golden calf into a dwelling place
that is Your home?”

Today is the twelfth day, which is one week and five days of the Omer.
Today is the twelfth day, which is one week and five days of the journey from bondage to revelation.

Copyright 2015  Judith E. Felsen, Ph. D. Used by permission.

Judith Felsen holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, certificates in hypnotherapy, NLP, Eriksonian Hypnosis, and Sacred Plant Medicine. She is a dancer of sacred circle dance, an AMC kitchen crew, trail information volunteer, trail adopter, and daily student of Torah and Judaism. She is enrolled in Rabbinical Seminary International. She has studied Buddhism, A Course in Miracles, and other mystical traditions. She is a hiker, walker, runner, and lives in the White Mountains with her husband and two large dogs. Her life centers around her Jewish studies and daily application.

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