Days of Awe 2011: A Still Small Voice is Speaking Loudly Through Us Now
WHEN THE STILL SMALL VOICE SPEAKS LOUD AND CLEAR
Rabbi Stan Levy (Center) with Lynda Levy to hisleft and to his right, Rabbi Laura Owens.
Had an unexpected check in with one the most important rabbi’s in life, Rabbi Stan Levy. He is the primary orchestrator of the the B’nai Horin, Children of Freedom, Jewish Renewal Community of Los Angeles. I celebrate each year the High Holidays, The Ten Days of Awe, whenever possible, with B’nai Horin, and I highly recommend that you do too.
Yesterday, In a moment of taking a breather, and before the next Act of a Profound day in the
Rock Your Soul Opera that is now daily living on Planet Earth for me, I dialed a 310 area code number in my Iphone (Thanks Steve Jobs!) thinking I was called Stephen Longfellow Fiske, an incredible minstrel and friend. Incredibly, it was Rabbi Stan who answered. This was a rare and yet Divine meeting for a minute or two. It was on my mind to check in with him. I wanted to get signals for how he was sensing and what themes he would do for the Yom Kippur. I told him where I was. i was across from Aliso Street, the birth place of the City of Angels downtown, and I was a few blocks from the Los Angeles City Hall and Superior Court, where two events were coalesing in the History Of Peace on Earth. The streets between the Parking Lot where I was standing and the City Hall were back to back national and local media, trucks from every outlet you can dial in. It was an encampment all here to cover the Dr. Murray, Michael Jackson case. I could only thank the soul of Michael Jackson himself for staging this performance and drawing together the entourage of be on site as marchers from Occupy L.A. and voices calling for The Right to recognize that Raw Milk is Healing converged.
My assignment in the Prophet wing of God Messengers was clear, and the Still Small Voice that Rabbi Stan Levy was about to bring up was speaking Loud and Clear all day long, as it does when I am on Assignment in my role as Your Enchanted Gardener.
I told Stan what I was doing and how I sensed we were in the midst of the equivalent of the Freedom March of the 60’s when Martin Luther King and many converged on Washington and he said, “I have a dream.” I have a dream too. It is Plant Your Dream. Do it with little organic alfalfa seeds now, and organic beets you get from a local organic farmer.
Here is an add on for today: In your own life, come to terms with the difference between commercially imprisoned pasteurized cow milk–drawn from herds filled with shot up with drugs to hold back the natural outgrown of stuffing them together and feeding them grains–an unnaturally diet that makes them fart–or the product that Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures was
giving away freely at the end of the day to the hundreds and hundred where were now claiming their right as the 99% to take back our Country from the 1% who were stealing our future.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Believe me, I know the feel of history in the making. I have been there. I was born a few months after the Dead Sea Scrolls were rocked on in caves, that from my point of view, I had visited centuries before.
I was born as the state of Israel was being hatched.
I was born in Los Angeles at a time when Jews were copulating recently aware that Nazi’s had been killing off other mother’s and kids–6 million of them.
I was was a teen walking walking down a hallway weeping and stunned and late for class on the day that it was announced that John F. Kennedy had been just murdered.
I had been in the same hotel in L.A. where his brother was killed years later, and the assassination of Martin Luther King is not something I heard about reading in a book. I heard it on the news.
The summer I graduated from HIgh School, I was walking down South Fairfax. I could smell the ashes from the Watts Riots where teens pulled mattresses against buildings and lite up the future of Federal Funds coming into the ghetto; Four years later, as student, coming down with crippling arthritis than no one could name, I was leading black kids through the streets of Watts gardening. The leaders of the WLCAC–the Watts based federally funded program were the same kids were burnt down the city four years before.
I was the token white person riding on a fire truck through the first Watts parade that summer of 1969.
in 1967, while in college I was there when women first burned bras. I was a Vista Associate–a Volunteer in Service to America in the Summer of Love when Hippies were on the streets of
Haight Asbury. One night, as a nerd who never knew pop culture, I wandered into a place called the Avalon Ballroom and watched strobe lights shinning against somebody named Janis Joplin.
In 1970, as a student at soon to become Cal State Northridge, I was a white person welcomed
unto Alcatraz Island as Native Amercan Students from University of Berkeley took staged a take over.
I was on the front lines belting out directions amidst chaos when four students were killed at Kent State and we, as students, ended a the Viet Nam war.
AND WHY DO I STOP TO REFLECT ON ALL THIS NOW???????
Leslie at Occupy Los Angeles, October 5, 2011.
Join the Beet Keepers. Get your beat back with nature. Now is the Time for being an Organic Uprising, each of us Standing Up for Nature’s Original Technology.
I stop because from my perspective, we these are not normal times.
What I am witnessing in Los Angeles now–my birthplace–is not a normal moment. I am seeing a Moment of Awakening as massive and huge as all the other historic moments where I have traveled.
The are Historic Times…I see it. I smell it. I will be praying and planting it into being this very Sunset as Jews everywhere, more than 6 million, take on the Day of At One Ment.
This is it. There is a Voice Speaking through me writing these words right now. Rabbi Stan told me that once Elijah was told by God to stop his show and ask, What is your life about? Can you hear the small silent voice amidst the loud roar that some think right now is leaderless and maybe
I see where it is going. I see it. I feel it. and it is happening right now as youth in the most loving manner our Occupying LA and Raw Milk and Food Rights are being reestablished. I see it as my friends are on a March2Know between New York and Washington, and I will hear Stephen Longfellow FIske tonight singing for Peace at the Temple of the Book.
I see it. I know it, and History is speaking now about about a monumental Shift that has happened, and for those who have eyes to see, and ears to see, we are living through it.
Your Enchanted Gardener
October 7, 2011
in the HIstory of Peace on Earth
PLANTING A NEW LIFE SCRIPT FOR OUR WORLD
Rabbi Laura Owens waters seedlings of Organic Alfalfa at the Birthday of the Universe–Rosh Hashanah Celebration–with the B’nai Horin Community held the end of September 2011 at the House of the Book Simi Valley.
I come up from San Diego each year to participate as a Reader and work with the Kids High Holiday Program. This is one of the most powerful times to Plant Your Dream and write a new life script, I told everyone. This is organic alfalfa seeds that were planted in a compostable BioSmart Container. The soil I added was built from the Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, CT. It has been built up for more than 25 years.
JOIN THE NEW SACRED FOOD PROJECT
JOIN THE BEET KEEPERS
PIONEERS OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
Rina Daly Goode (L) originator of the Jewish Enrichment Club and Bo Lebo, master children educator celebrated the FIrst Day of Awe with the inspired Rabbis Stan Levy and Laura Owens at the House of the Book at the American Jewish University Campus.
Rina and Bo will be back for the Yom Kippur services at the House of the Book, next Friday and Saturday. For an outstanding full family Yom Kippur experience featuring Rina and the Rabbis, be sure to register with Peggi Sturm. The entire community is welcome to join the services on a mountaintop overlooking a magnificent vista. The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of the American Jewish University is the largest holding of Jewish land outside of Israel, the B’nai Horin Jewish Renewal Community is honored to use the House of the Book each year.
ALL MOVEMENT IS COMING TOGETHER NOW AS WE PUSH THE RESET BUTTON FOR PLANET EARTH
THE JEW AND THE CARROT MARCHING TOWARD WASHINGTON ON YOM KIPPUR
WATCH THIS IMPORTANT VIDEO ON THE RIGHT2KNOW MARCH
WHAT THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT IS ALL ABOUT
Written during the Ten Days of Awe
SCARY TWO MINUTE GMO VIDEO FROM JEFFREY SMITH OF SEEDS OF DECEPTION
He is part of the Right2Know March and shown in the Right2Know Video above
ANOTHER GOOD ONE ON YOM KIPPUR AND THE GOLDEN CALF