September 20, 2017

Regeneration

The prince of ignorance is dancing around.
Attachment is my way of living.
My house is in disorder.
I have a clear notion of sin.

I am trembling.
Purification.
Separation from false selves.
It is painful.
Releasing from the bondage.
Dispossession.

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.
[Leonard Cohen]

Repentance.
In silence.
In the desert.
As it is.
Do not mingle.
A fire is burning.
Old patterns are offered.

No more boundaries.
A wonderful experience of seeing.
In the palm of my hand, seeing the Beloved.
The Birth of a New Man
Regenerated in Joy.

Through joy we become free and leave our exile. 
Joy is the world of freedom –
"for you shall go out with joy" (Isaiah 55:12).  
[Rabbi Nachman / Likutey Moharan II, 10]

~Nishmat Chayim