On Devotion and Higher Love

This year I had a moment to address the congregation of the New Shul for Yom Kippur, on the subject of devotion. After making several pages of notes, the night before the service on the Day of Atonement, I suddenly found myself writing and writing – a poem, a long spoken-word prayer. He told us to walk into this awake, and to listen with love. So we take to walking inward, or is it Above? Toward the antidote, for this longing we feel for wholeness, devotedness. But are we, these sacred beings, really created with an absence? Or are we just beginning to realize that The magical Source and primary Cause of unshakable devotion is really just a question? Who Am I? And then just beneath that answer, Who am I now? And would it be wrong to ask of my God, Can You show me how? How can I see myself as the light I really am? And how can I travel to someplace beyond the shame? And if you’re asking us to be a burning tree of Love and Devotion, perhaps you can show us how to make the most of this? Or are you just here to bear […]

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