I am not Jewish, I am Interfaith.
I support people of any faith or no faith...and all those rivers between the two as a hospice and bereavement chaplain...and in my writings and sound meditations.
It can be a rough ride. A good day of being a hospice chaplain is being able to:
• to stay open: my own daily meditation & prayer practice
• to stay curious: regular research & study about this world
• to stay on the side of love: improvisation with Spirit by listening deeply
I have been supporting several (very secular) Jewish folks at bedside in the last two weeks. They don't know or to date have refused me to reach out to a local Rabbi, so I am enjoying the research. It has deepened my own prayer practice, which is ever evolving.
Here is an adapted prayer from the Jewish Morning Prayer. Try it (with your name as host* of God) now, see if you don't get clarity & guidance.
* Host - Another Jewish prayer in the book references the name of god as "Lord of Hosts" and asks if you might surrender to be the host of God today. It is a thoughtful idea.
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