Mystic Month:  The Season of Healing

[The Hebrew month of Elul is a 29 period of repentance leading up to the celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a time to seek and give forgiveness.    The month begins at sunset tomorrow August 6, 2013 according to the Gregorian calendar.  Here is poem by Alden Solovy on one of my favorite websites —  www.tobendlight.com — which is on my blogroll to the right. ] 

Star of David

The Season of Healing

This is the season of healing:
Of healing our hearts and minds,
Of healing the moments we share with each other
And the moments we share with ourselves.

This is the season of memory:
Of remembering our parents and grandparents,
The love of generations,
The holiness of our ancestors.

This is the season of stillness,
The season of silence and quiet:
Of deep breaths,
Of open eyes,
Of compassion and consolation.

This is the season of healing:
The season of grief turning to wonder,
Of loss turning toward hope,
The season that binds this year to the next,
The season that frees this year from the next,
The season that heralds the redemption of spirit
And our return to G-d’s Holy Word.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

[LINK: http://tobendlight.com/2010/07/21/the-season-of-healing/%5D

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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3 Responses to Mystic Month:  The Season of Healing

  1. Claire Lampert says:

    Healing, memories, stillness, Healing…a great circle has formed.

  2. Kelly Rose says:

    Very beautiful.

  3. Donna Richardson says:

    I SO NEEDED THIS “SEASON OF HEALING”; ESPECIALLY THE “SEASON OF STILNESS” IN THIS BUSY WORLD THAT REVOLVES AROUND US~

    PRAYERS & BLESSINGS~
    DONNA RICHARDSON

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