Earth Etude for 14 Elul

Elul Greening

by Judith Feinstein

Have we done the reparation

so to take the consolation

and digest it all and well?

Have we psalms we want to hear

releasing some for other's ears

while disregarding somber prohets' words?

Can we see Akiva's vision, crumbling Temple fox is running as a sign

Moschaiach's coming or do we yet deny our state?

Do we choose to not attend to

what this month we must amends do

so that we are then released

from martyr's fate at our own hands.

We do not need be in danger

as we cannot be a stranger

to our laws and ethics

taught to clear our minds our selves and souls.

We can aid Moschiach coming

as we heal ourselves from stumbling

while we clear our air and water

and our lands from their decay.

Our earth,Your Temple tilling,

with kavanah we are willing

to correct the wrongs we've found.

Close to soil we work with bittel

our open hearts see great and little

ways in prayer and joy to heal our home.

We sing in joining all among us

working, tilling all the ruckus

we are greening for Moshiach with our King now in the fields.

We are happy ever greener

Elul's days are ever cleaner

all life and living ever dearer

clearing for Moschaich's nearer.

As we return our earth to Eden,

Hashem's fields with peace reseeded

reflect teshuvah practiced now.

We are grateful for reflection

deep with care and introspection

we beg release from broken vows.

Tilling as we learn the lessons

happy with forgiveness' blessings

we are in Adamah's Eden

choosing once again for consolation of atonement,

plowing fields with Your forgiveness

greening Eden this Elul

returning to the garden of Your love.

Judith Feldstein is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Neurolinguistic Programmer, an Eriksonian Hypnosis practitioner, a Sacred Plant Medicine apprentice, and practices Sacred Circle Dance. She is also an Appalachian Mt. Club trail adopter, an Appalachian Mt. Club trail information volunteer, and enrolled in Rabbinical Seminary International. She is a hiker, walker, runner, student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, a student of Buddhism, a student of Gnosticism and mystic paths, an eldercare provider, a wife and a “mother” of several canine rescues (currently Shepherd and Neufy).

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