- Being Brave
- Blessings 2019
- Building the Temple
- Compassion 2018
- Divine Miracles
- Freedom 2018
- Healing 2018
- Healing 2019
- Hod – Giving Space
- Hod-Giving Space
- Joy & Strength
- Joy 2019
- Miracles 2018
- Possibilities 2018
- Revelation 2019
- Revelation and Celebration
- Strength 2019
- Trust 2017
- Trust 2018
Awe is … Hashgacha protis, which is Hebrew for divine providence. Everything is basically hashgacha protis, but sometimes you get a glimpse of the awe of an encounter or an event. A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch during the first days of the Passover holiday. I was looking at a book from Penny Pierce called a ‘Leap of Perception.’ Since I’m a Martha Beck trained coach, I was pleased to see that the introduction was written by Martha since I enjoy her writing. I also happened to turn the book over and look at the endorsements by other people, something I usually don’t do. Surprise, Surprise my eye caught the name Demian Lichtenstein, a Jewish man that my husband had met once at a health retreat. We had been sending him a boxed gift of special matzah for Passover in the years that had followed that meeting. That year we were busy and just had forgotten. My husband had told me that Demian was a screenwriter and here it was, I was seeing his name and endorsement on the back of Penny Pierce’s book. On my lap as well was a Jewish magazine opened to an article called ‘Hashgacha Protis’ (see picture). Almost immediately when Demian’s name registered in my mind, so did the huge ‘Hashgacha Pratis’ of the article also register. It was like “ding, ding, ding.” I told my husband, “we forgot to send Demian matzah this year and look at this!” The following day, my husband emailed Demian to check if his address was still the same. When he responded back, we sent the gift of special matzah to him, still in time for most of the Passover holiday. Not just that, but the article itself was a story about the divine providence of a rabbi, last minute before leaving on a trip, remembering to pack special matzah in his car just in case someone needed it. And he tells that a Jewish man in a small town, that he was passing through, actually did. The awe is that I couldn’t even make this up if I tried 🙂 Hashem (G-d) really loves acts of kindness and will situate the physical world in such interesting ways to enable us to make miracles happen. And the name of the book is called “Leap of Perception.” Amazing 🙂 Sometimes we really do get a glimpse of G-d’s hand behind the scenes.
22nd day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Awe
Awe is … that “Both abundance & lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend … when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure – the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on Earth.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
20th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Awe
Awe is … that Jewish people still commemorate events from thousands of years ago. The history is incredible and is spherical in nature where the energy of time is carried forward.
Today is the beginning of a period of time called the Three Weeks. It commemorates historical events from thousands of years ago regarding the loss of two Bais Hamikdashes, the Jewish Temples of Jerusalem and is a fast day to remember when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE. The Western Wall, the Kotel, still stands and is prayed at daily.
18th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Awe
(the period of the three weeks usually starts on the 17th day of Tammuz, but was pushed off to begin this year on the 18th day of Tammuz in honor of Shabbos)
Awe is … the amount of control that we have over our nervous system Here’s my article and hope that you enjoy the tips! ‘Who Are You Making Your Enemy?: The Fine Art of Tuning Your Nervous System’
15th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Awe
Awe is … the amazement of flowers. Most of this foliage looked dead a few months back, some completely concealed from sight. And now, with amazement and resilience, it’s become lush and overflowing with vibrancy and color.
13th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Awe