Birthday Blessings

I awoke at 5:30 am today to the sound of Bedouin men in the neighboring village chanting their prayers (Usually I wake up at 6:30 to the songs of busy yellow-beaked Eurasian blackbirds outside my window and on the roof.).  Their chanting was so hauntingly mesmerizing that it gently carried me from asleep to awake… … Continue reading Birthday Blessings

Full Moon Feelings in Eretz Yisrael

Why can't I just feel "good"? I keep resisting whatever this is inside. The uneasiness is hard to explain. Like I'm uncomfortable within my body, here in this place. What is this place? It's not where I'm meant to be. Not really, anyway. My soul knows; it's not natural. But I -- like other souls … Continue reading Full Moon Feelings in Eretz Yisrael

My heart and soul long for closeness with G-d, my true self, my people and our land

I spent part of the morning studying a map of Israel. While I've never stepped foot in/on the Holy Land, my son is in high school there this year. Each time I thought I would get to travel there, G-d decided it wasn't the right time yet. My heart and soul often feel oddly disconnected … Continue reading My heart and soul long for closeness with G-d, my true self, my people and our land

Surrender and Celebrate!

And the children of Israel did according to Moses' order, and they borrowed from the Egyptians silver objects, golden objects, and garments. -Exodus 12:29-51 (Parsha Bo) להוּבְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל עָשׂ֖וּ כִּדְבַ֣ר משֶׁ֑ה וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ֙ מִמִּצְרַ֔יִם כְּלֵי־כֶ֛סֶף וּכְלֵ֥י זָהָ֖ב וּשְׂמָלֹֽת By bringing tambourines into the dessert as they fled Egypt, the women showed their unwavering faith and trust in … Continue reading Surrender and Celebrate!

Let it Go: Turning Darkness into Light

Chapter 100 A psalm of thanksgiving. Let all the earth sing in jubilation to the Lord. Serve the Lord with joy; come before Him with exultation. Know that the Lord is God; He has made us and we are His, His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with gratitude, His courtyards … Continue reading Let it Go: Turning Darkness into Light

Feminine Power

Genesis 46:8-27  כָּל-הַנֶּפֶשׁ לְבֵית-יַעֲקֹב הַבָּאָה מִצְרַיְמָה, שִׁבְעִים ...all the souls of the house of Yaakov, that came into Mitzrayim, were seventy... Yocheved (the mother of Moses and Aaron and Miriam and one of the greatest Jewish women that ever lived) was that seventieth and final soul of this holy house of Yaakov. She strattled two worlds, with the power to … Continue reading Feminine Power

POWER OF WORDS

On the sixth day, G-d created all the other animals... and put a divine soul into a body which He made of earth and clay. This was the human. To the human G‑d granted high mental ability to think and reach one’s own conclusions. G‑d also gave the human the power of speech and He … Continue reading POWER OF WORDS

SERENITY AND SURRENDER

On the fifth day, G‑d filled the seas with fish and other water animals. Into the air above the earth He put many birds of all kinds and colors and sizes. It's windy and a bit chilly outside. The wooden wind chimes on our thirteenth-floor balcony clank and tinkle. The Cocunut palms down below make … Continue reading SERENITY AND SURRENDER

SCHEDULES AND CONSISTENCY

Reliance on astrology, essential oils, hemp, CBD, healing stones, meditation, or other things could lead one to assume that nature has a life of its own, and that the healing objects or healers have powers independent of G‑d.