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Thurs, Sept 13 – Wed, Sept 19, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 4 Tishrei 5779

Vayelech:  Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30

Moses instructs Joshua and the people to focus on the words of this Torah, and leave them as a legacy to their children.

The freedom with which you breathe and the ease with which you live is the energy that is passed from you to the next generation.  When all else dissipates in time, the energy you place into the world now lives on as part of your eternal legacy.  (Creativity, p. 288)

Friday, September 14, 2018 – 5 Tishrei 5779

Vayelech:  Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30

God tells Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, to view the land he is forbidden to enter.

There is something that can only be found in one place.  It is a great treasure, which may be called the fulfillment of existence.  The place where this treasure can be found is the place on which one stands. – Martin Buber, (Glory, p. 255)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 6 Tishrei 5779 – Shabbat Shuva

Vayelech:  Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30

This is Shabbat Shuva, the “Sabbath of Returning,” which falls on the shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  It is a time for reflection and repentance.

On the deepest level, whether you are aware of it or not, forgiveness has already occurred.  It is waiting for anger and shame to subside in order to be recognized.  (Compassion, p. 139)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – 7 Tishrei 5779

Ha’azinu:  Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52

“I make this covenant, with its sanctions, not with you alone, but….with those who are not with us here this day.”

The energy that you exert now in the thoughts you are thinking can be accessed in multiple realities, manifested in numerous locations, and utilized throughout all time.  (Nobility, p. 301)

Monday, September 17, 2018 – 8 Tishrei 5779

Ha’azinu:  Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52

Moses blesses the Israelites as he bids them farewell.

When your words are bound to their root in heaven, they speak what is essential.  To assist in staying mindful of your actions and speech, you may recite prayers or invoke your own blessings.  (Glory, p. 260)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – 9 Tishrei 5779 – Erev Yom Kippur

Ha’azinu:  Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52

This is Erev Yom Kippur, the chant of Kol Nidre to release all vows, and know forgiveness.

Return is known in Hebrew as teshuvah.  As you let go of mistakes, you return to your own divine nature, to the uniqueness of who you are, and above all, to reunion with an unconditionally loving God.  (Compassion, p. 136)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 10 Tishrei 5779 – Yom Kippur

Ha’azinu:  Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52

“In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall do no manner of work….for on this day, atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you of all your sins….”

In the process of forgiveness, you have the opportunity to witness, reflect, accept, let go, empty, open, and regenerate.  Forgiveness is not so much for another as it is for you.  For-giving is opening the generosity of your spirit and the wisdom of your understanding to a life that holds the truth of many interchanging and interconnecting forms of reality.  (Compassion, p. 141)

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