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As Elul begins, so does our turning toward the New Year.
As we turn, we are urged to give thanks for the year that has been, to appreciate the life that has flowed through us and express gratitude for the beauty, joy, delights and love we have experienced. And we are urged to acknowledge the difficulties and pain we encountered and the hurt we might have brought to ourselves and others.
We engage in this exploration to honor the fullness of life and clear our minds, hearts and souls so we will be ready to meet well whatever the New Year will bring.
We are headed into the year 5777. The Hebrew letter ayin corresponds to 70 and zayin corresponds to the number seven. So the letters for this year can be read ayin zayin, 77, which means oz – strength – and zayin zayin, seven-seven, which means zuz, movement.
5777 offers the strength to align ourselves with the heavens and earth so that we will move with heart-directed wisdom and clarity.
The Strength is here; it is vast and powerful, present and available. We do not have to create or manufacture it. Our task is to open to receive the Infinite strength, and let it give us the courage and vitality to move and act with heart-directed wisdom and clarity.
5777 brings great potential for movement and change. As we prepare to enter this New Year, we are urged to do our own inner work so we will have the strength to contribute our gifts for the benefit of all.
The Strength is available, 5777 calls. Delve deeply, reach boldly and join together to move the world toward compassion, generosity and peace.
Let 5777 be the year we look back upon and say: That was the year we found the strength to move and act together to radically transform our world to leave it healthy and whole for our children’s children’s children.
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