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Well, the long journey home is just about complete. Tonight, Sunday night, I received my last two bags. First off, I have to acknowledge and give thanks to El Al for effort above and beyond the call of duty in perservering in tracking them dowm and delivering them to me. It bothers me that El Al had to fulfill American Airlines responsibility.
More good news: One of my nieces gave birth on the second day of Rosh HaSHanah to her second child, a boy. Yeah! Mazal Tov! Her sister is expecting her first. Yeah! B’Sha’a Tova! One of my closest brothers became a father on Shabbat. The bris will be on Yom Kippur! Yeah! Mazal Tov!
As for me, I have received confirmation that my estimation that I had completed an 18 year life cycle and was embarking on a new unknown period, is correct. Nothing has been as it’s been. The clear revealed magic of my American journey has been replaced with unending ups and downs – within the same day! What it all means and portends is not yet revealed or at least clear.
But I am sobered, and paying close attention. I am in a position to move in a multitude of directions with my life this year. I have never had so much opportunity. And I have no idea as of yet which way I shall go. All I can say at the moment is, stay tuned to a Moish blog near you for coming attractions.
I pray y’all had an energizing, renewing Holy Day Weekend and that it continues with blessings for all things good and sweet.
Let me hear from you, either in comments or my e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dearest Brothers and Sisters, Friends and Family,
So much has happened in the last three months, the last quarter of the year. And it’s clear that has been an awesomed time of preparation gifted from Heaven, to prepare for the next two days – days that Heaven gives us to participate and influence our year and that for the whole planet. We are invited into the Throne Room of the King – The One and Only One, the One who created our souls and has given us the blessing of life in this awesome Creation. We are blessed to be active conscious tools and partners of the One in bring perfection and the dream that yes, one day soon, the world will be only beauitiful and making that dream come true.
I bless one and all to pull out all the stops, pray not from brokeness, but from love, not from anger but from love, not from fear but from trust. I bless us all that are be open and the passion and love and focus should be strong and clear and ever flowing. I bless us all that we find a new closeness with all whom we love.
In the words of my saintly, holy Master, Reb Shlomo, “There are two books; the Book of Life and the Other Book. And the Other Book isn’t that you get up and die. It’s that one is shallow. In thios world, death means to be shallow. Life means to be deep. So I pray that your prayer will be as mine: That I should be inscribed in the Book of Life, but also that I be on the same page with everyone I love.”
I bless us all with Life. And the blessing of Life is Life itself.
May we all know it, may we all be so inscribed, may we all bless each otgher and everyone we meet and see with it.
I love you all. And I send you my gratitude for your respect, friendship, brotherhood, sisterhood, support and respect. May you all have it for yourselves. May you all see and know your own holiness and Light.
Have the best year. G’mar Chativa v’Chativa Tova – A good beautiful sweet year for one and all. See you next year.
Turns out it was only one of the three. And, of course, it was the one that could have been last. The adventure continues….
I GOT MY LUGGAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
YEAH, EL AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
more to come.
Well, I’m back less than 72 hours and it feels like I never left. At the same time everything’s different, because I’m so different. What’s different? For one thing, my luggage still has not been located. El Al is working overtime to help and American Airlines is not taking any responsibility. And I’m okay. No clothes, none of my possessions, but I’m more than okay. No anger, no depression, no worrying. That’s different. And it feels great. I bless you all with the quality of freedom I have arrived at. Peace. Updates as they come.
It’s 2:18am in Jerusalem. The Journey home is a book by itself. Last year, I flew American Airlines via Zurich. Last year, to make a ridiculously long story even more ridiculously short, mechanical problems requiring a change of aircraft after 2 hours in the air, made me miss my connecting flight and spend 9 hours in God-forsaken Zurich. And my luggage didn’t arrive in Israel and had to wait till the next day to get them.
My Tuesday night flight had mechanical problems after we were all boarded, required a change of aircraft and made me miss my connection in Rome to Tel Aviv. And my luggage didn’t arrive. Even worse, no one can find them. Three blue backpacks; very distinctive. Virtually every piece of clothing I own are in those bags. All the receipts from the trip, if not recovered will create enormous and frightening problems with the IRS for me and the Bat Ayin Yeshiva. And so much more. And American through it all has been dramatically unresponsive. And then….. Read the rest of this entry »
I am four hours away from going to the airport for the final leg of this journey. Usually, the last days in New York after such a trip is one of waiting and anti-climax; the work is done and now back to real life. Not this time. Read the rest of this entry »