Many people approach the High Holidays as a solemn time, but I see it equally as a joyful time of year. It’s a time that is ripe with new possibilities! It’s a time to envision our upcoming year, return to our true selves and start fresh.
I have been giving myself some sacred time and space to prepare. Here are some questions that have helped me spur my vision for this year:
In what ways would I like my new year to be different?
How can I be more authentically myself?
Who do I need to forgive (this could include myself as well as others)?
What do I need to let go of that doesn’t serve me anymore?
And finally, what beginning steps can I take to move forward towards my vision?
May the High Holiday season bring you hope as you embark on a new year full of promise, and may the best of yourself shine forth to enrich your life and the lives and others.
I am a Rabbinic Pastor in the Jewish Renewal tradition who brings a light-filled and joyful Judaism to others who want to experience the best that Jewish spirituality has to offer.