Elul – Day 27

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 | 0 comments

COMPASSION – Do you have it? Part of the preparatory work of Elul is to examine how compassionate we are in the things we do, say and act upon. This is the month when the Holy One’s compassion freely flows, even though it flows all the time, this is the month of the living waters that flow freely. But to be refreshed, to be renewed, to be overwhelmed with his compassion we must reach up from where we are in this world into the next to bring it into our lives. The secret of Ani l’dodi, “I am for my beloved” is all about taking initiative. I must first show that...

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Elul – Day 17

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 | 2 comments

WHO ARE YOU? As you spend this set apart time, this month of Elul (6th month of the Hebrew calendar), examining the patterns of your life that you have woven for yourself, always remember that the Holy One (God) always radiates compassion. His arms are always wide open when you turn away (teshuvah) from those shortcoming and seek refuge in His Light. Let’s look at just one shortcoming that we, as human beings, all seem to walk in at some point each and every day. Offense. Yep….I said it outloud. You either offend, or you are offended. And because of that – no matter which...

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Elul – Day 15

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 | 2 comments

TAKE IT OFF! OK got your attention! Today we must ‘face’ ourselves. How do we do that and what does that exactly mean? Well, think about it – each of us wear different faces, depending on the circumstance or the situation we find ourselves in. It is, for lack of a better word, survival. It is how we get through the day. Sigh. The Hebrew word for face is panim and it comes from the same root as pnim which means ‘interior’.  Interior. The inside – of you and of me. As with any Hebrew word, the Holy One named each and every part of His creation for their...

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Elul – Day 12

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 | 0 comments

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINATION? So, we’ve been talking about letting go, mentors, being pushed. Why is that? Well, we need to take stock of ourselves-especially during this season. Why this season? Because we are fast approaching a time when Messiah JUST MAY COME – and we want to be ready! We want to present ourselves as a spotless bride don’t we? I know I do. So, this is why we are examining ourselves. However, just being pushed, or nudged or guided by our mentor (if you have found one), just isn’t enough. Our destination needs to be determined. We need to learn to focus...

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Elul – Day 11

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 | 3 comments

Sometimes you just have to let go! During Elul we have to look in the mirror and face ourselves. Sometimes it requires us to ‘let go’ of various things. It may be old habits, situations – anything that becomes toxic in your life. From the “Song of Songs” we get the name—Ani l’dodi, v’dodi li  – “I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me”.  What can we learn from this poignant phrase? Well, again we see that the initiative begins with the self—”I am.” The self turns toward “my beloved” .  According to this...

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