Hitbodedut and Elohai
I ran across two Jewish words that hit the spot lately.
'Hitbodedut' is spending quiet time alone with God and talking with Him in a personal way. It can be in a closet or in nature. It describes a deep theme to all I write. It is a conclusive statement I arrived at and here it is in Judaism.
Why should Abraham be the only person who spoke to God? We are at a time when we all need that communication. What else works? True, it might not make a tangible difference in one's life. But it might. It is a part of your life in these times that should not be denied. It has to be tried.
Speaking of God, M, reader and friend, told me of the word 'Elohai,' which means 'my God.' First, how close and personal it is. Second, it sounds so beautiful. I am never certain how to refer to God. The word God itself is so overused and abused. I also use the 'maker' and the 'above.' Hashem is very nice and is respectful and almost a title.
Still, Elohai sounds and feels so right.