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.