For Rosh Hashannah, the Days of Awe
A Meditation for Tishrei

 

It is time to walk into the holy spaces of this moon...
They wait for you...
  glistening like river-washed stones stretching across a creek...

   each linking to the other...
     holding teachings you need.

So filled with awe...you embrace the invitation...
   to re-create...
     as you call 
HaYotzeir, One Who Shapes it All.

 

frank-rh-lakeHaYotzeir, Creator of all Worlds... 
  Who brings all into life each second...
     I stand before You in this threshold...
       my table decked with ruby colored apples, amber honey, 
          breads laced with raisins, shaped in crowns,
             in spheres...
    for You do reign, and 
      life itself goes round and round, 
        a circle.

 

You Who envision all life, fashioning it into being...
  Who filled us with light and with shadows...
     My praise and thanks to You...
       for all the miracles I have known...
         for each breath, each beat of my heart.

I thank You for my life...
   for enabling me to reach this moment in time.
     for allowing me to witness, yet again,
       this birthing of newness...
         to see one more time...
           all life as pristine, fresh, scented with innocence...

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HaYotzeir
, Weaver of the Universe...
  in this season of golden light...
    of perfect balance between night and day...
      when all is in harmony...
   in this season of the earth's harvest, when all lies  sweet and in its splendor...
  help me to walk my life in beauty...
   to use my creative powers for good...
    to extend my hand and join with You as partner...
      bringing blessing to this world.   

May I take my place with grace and bring forth goodness...

HaYotzeir, Dreamer of life...
 walk with me through this doorway
   of a new year.

I celebrate Your wonders...
  I honor Your Creations...

Walk with me as I immerse in this time...
   as I work to create myself anew...
HaYotzeir...Shaper of All...

 

Photography Credits

First photograph: Frank Dobrushken
Second photograph: Vicki Hollander