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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Gathering Light I
The month of Elul leading towards the Yomim Noraim, the Days of Awe in the Jewish calendar, is a time for inner reflection, for seeing deeply who we have been, who we are, who we fervently want to be, as one year turns and a new one begins. T'shuva, means turning; turning the light of awareness towards our own hearts, towards others as we ask for forgiveness and commit to change and healing the brokenness in our relationships. We re-turn our devotion again and again to the Compassionate One of Blessing. We ask the Source of All Being for forgiveness and the strength of character to be better humans, to forgive others wholeheartedly as well as ourselves for our failings, real or imagined.
While on the one hand you could say this is a time for looking into our shadows, I think it is fair to say that it is also a time for gathering light, a time for opening to gratitude. For the next seven days until Rosh Hashanah begins, I’ll be sharing light infused images on my blog, a contemplative offering for us all.
May we, you and I and all beings be blessed with lovingkindness, compassion, safety, healing, strength, peace, sweetness and light.
I just want to say publicly here on my blog that if I have hurt or offended any of you, my readers, my friends, my family, I am deeply sorry. I have not been very good at staying in touch please forgive me. Like you, I am human, I make mistakes, I am tired, still, I will try to do better. Your kindness, love and support means so much to me.