“Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the L-rd, who am but dust and ashes.” – Genesis 18:27, JPS 1917 Tanach Will you neglect to protect the innocent, in the chaos that will ensue upon the earth, when the clouds block out the sunlight across the globe? The unrepentant have their due;Continue reading “Ashen Fallout”
Ancient orchards, where flowers grew, and fruit trees blossomed. ancient vineyards, where the grapes of gan eden brought rejuvenation – an appreciation of life, in communion with G-d. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ These flowers are now wilted, and the fruit is no longer sweet; the grapes have withered, they are become b’ushim.* ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Falling backward, inContinue reading “Journey”
Am I on the derech (path),or have I not even begun the journey?If I have already taken that first step;then, why do I feel stuck in the mire? The adage, there are no shortcutsin life, seems to be ingrained in me;yet, too often, I miss the moment,distracted by my surroundings. I do not know whereContinue reading “Humility”
You’re perfect in your imperfectness, complete in your incompleteness; and, whole in your brokenness. Life is full of paradoxes, that only G-d can mend, by unravelling the tangled threads of our existence. Bringing together past and present, reconciling our souls to the future Kingdom, already present in our hearts.
Renewal is possible through teshuvah; the past can be redeemed. Like flowers that wilt in due time after blooming – their beauty is not forgotten. The Talmud goes so far as to say that past sins can be changed into merits; yet, this is purely figurative language, that speaks of a profound change. Like theContinue reading “Seekn’ Life”
Paradise is lost, man vanquished; the way, now guarded by cherubim, after the fall. Adam, sees their flaming swords, as the angels guard the way to the eitz chayim – tree of life. Mankind stumbles in the darkness, searches elsewhere for a way to return.
A soul, satiated, not with the pleasures of the world, nor the intoxication of life; rather, content with the taste of love from Above, no longer running in haste, away from His treasure trove. A mind, relaxed, permitting everything to unfold, without succumbing to strife; passing opportunities by, in favor of the everlasting; for theContinue reading “soul journey”