Mikvay Yisroayl Havayah
God is a Mikveh for Israel. (Jeremiah 17:13)
I spent my 60th birthday soaking in some lovely hot springs in New Mexico, with the intention of being purified of the past and reborn into a new time, a new decade, a new era in my life. In the springs I sang these words from Jeremiah. I surrendered to the Divine waters, letting them wash away regrets and worries, letting them open me to the miracle of this moment and a clear, clean, expansive hopeful way forward.
And I remembered that we are always immersed in God, which means that we can relax and be floated, held… and ultimately dissolved in God. (…sigh!)
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