Moses’ first encounter with the Divine in the wilderness is at bush that burns but is not consumed. According to the Midrash, the choice of a “lowly thornbush” is God’s way of showing that the Shechinah, the Divine Presence can be found anywhere (Exodus Rabbah 2:5) I take this as a message to be more aware and attentive to the divine inspiration that can be found in “ordinary” and humble things, perhaps even in life’s thorns and thickets. These bare winter thornbushes I photographed (at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, except picture 5 and 14 in town, and 12 on a trip to Colorado), inspired me with their beauty and with the amazing connections and patterns that emerge amidst their brambles and tangles.
What kind of material are you looking for?
#forgiveness #holidays: Yom Kippur #YomKippur #Jewish_forgiveness #resilience A Guide's Perspective Breathing Techniques Fellow Travelers' Experiences From our Ancient Sages Hands-On Holidays: Elul Holidays: Hanukkah Holidays: Passover Holidays: Rosh Hashanah Holidays: Rosh Hodesh Holidays: Sukkot Holidays: Tisha B'av Holidays: Tu Bishvat Images Jewish Mysticism Journaling Meditation and Guided Imagery Musar/Ethical Growth Music & Sound Poetry Questions for You Rituals & Prayers/Blessings Science of Nature Sharing Circle tikkun Tikkun Olam - Social Action Tikkun Olam/Social Action Torah/Bible Video Yoga