Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 6 - 5771- Happy New Year!

I found myself in temple today. My children dressed in respectful dark colored skirts and me in my classic ivory top and linen trousers. It's Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, 5771. One of the High Holidays. As the cantor chanted  in melodic form my eyes gazed downward at the prayer book. There were the words that have been stated to us for over five thousand years... " Wake Up". Yes, it is actually written down.
And if we never noticed these words, then the blowing of the rams horn which happens on this holiday every year, should have pierced our slumber . They didn't have alarm clocks way back then.
The call was sent out by the blowing of the ram's horn ( Shofar), like a siren.

I believe the call is requesting us to evolve. With so many people discovering spirituality, which is evident by  a globally growing consciousness, we are responding to this call. This brings hope into this  New Year.
Welcome 5771!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Welcome September

I welcome the fresh breeze of September.
The second half of August has felt like a circus act. Juggling, flying, and some graceful moves to manage home and family in this in between time of days to fill and with no summer programs.
My writing desk is cluttered with papers and forms for public school activities and requested info.
After school activity sheets are waiting in line for my attention. So my book writing at full speed is on hold.
That is until September 8th, the first day of school. Until then, I get the opportunity to enjoy the retreat.
Does this mean that I am not dedicated? Will it delay my book? No. Plans are formulating within me to better organize the chapters I am working on. In not working I am more productive than if I squeezed and stressed a half hour or so on these chapters. All this accomplished by a small does of respect. Go figure!