#BlogElul 2017 – Day 2: Search

Somewhere, there must be a wayblogelul+2017
away from demons devouring
the quintessence of my Neshama
destroying the marrow growing
the cells of love and kindness
drinking my lifeblood
vampires on a feeding orgy
leaving only an empty shell.

Please, God, help guide me
help me find my way
away from anger’s annihilation
to a place of safety, peace
anima, not animus
please let Your Chesed
surround me
as I feel your love.

Please, God, guide my steps.

(Click on this link to hear the uplifting, peace-inducing song by Debra Winston and Julie Silver.)


Once again, I’m participating in #BlogElul, which I have followed for a few years. In past years, I’ve found it helpful as I ponder and reflect in the month before the High Holidays – Yamim Noraim. Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read prior years’ #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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