These past few months have been challenging. It’s been a time of social distancing, isolation, very little physical connection. I sometimes feel that we’ve all been thrown into a place of self-reflection and introspection whether or not we want to or not.
We cannot walk about the world the way it currently is and not take pause. And not reflect on what this is all about and how is life going to look moving forward. We’ve had 6 months of analyzing, some arguing, sometimes wearing masks, sometimes not, washing our hands frequently and still that same question keeps popping up, “how much longer? is there an end in sight?”
I have very little understanding of this thing that has greatly impacted my livelihood. I have no idea when we will be able to do live events again. And in the midst of these questions, I had a spark of relief the other day. September is coming. Like a knight in shining armor!
Why September? It will still be hot in Arizona, and I still will not be able to go hiking which I love, but I feel relief, as if I have something to look forward to. I then realized that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are right around the corner. I realized that Summer officially comes to a close and in many places around the world the weather shifts and moves into a new Season.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are considered the holiest of holiday’s in Judaism. It’s a time when Jewish people all over the world celebrate the new year, but the 10 days between the holidays is just as important. It’s a time of reflection, deep conversations with your soul and with God, or a greater power that you ascribe to. It’s a time to ask for forgiveness, to strive to do better, to love more, to be kind and patient.
In essence, it’s a time of renewal and celebration.
I invite you, whether or not you are Jewish, to step into the new season that is approaching and allow yourself to peak through the doorway a bit into feeling that sense of celebration. Allow yourself to get swept up in the joy filled energy of renewal, like washing and cleansing your soul…almost as if you are preparing yourself for something deeply adventurous and exciting to happen.
And like that beautiful innocent wide eyed child inside you, remember to always anticipate miracles!
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