It’s Rosh Hashona, Jewish New Year which starts today at Sun down in Israel, on a New moon and for the rest of the millions of Jewish peoples’ as well. Happy New year, may it be sweet.
My mother passed away on this day 4 years ago. My parents didn’t practice the traditions very much so I was pretty ignorant of the 613 laws and customs.
Apparently my mother passing away on the day of Rosh Hashona made her a very spiritual person according to the tradition. It was a lovely tribute to her. She was spiritual in her own way. She had a hard life. At the end ,she had Alzheimer’s and was very angry and difficult. I am her only child. We were always fighting but close deep down.
On this day four years ago, I hadn’t slept all night. I had recently returned from being in Sedona, a place my mother loved as she came to visit me when I lived there 25 years ago and where I saw her the happiest she ever was. Although we weren’t aware yet, my daughter woke up at exactly the moment my mother died and had called me. When I got the call from the hospital at 3:25 am that she had passed away quickly, my husband and I went the Hospital to view her body. I had never seen a dead body before and my parents were always very superstitious and afraid of death cemetery’s etc. We walked into the room in palliative care. It was darkened. There was my mother lying there as if asleep. Hovering above her body for the entire length, about 18 inches thick, was what I can only describe as what appeared to be water flowing with sunlight sparkling on it. This was my mother’s etheric body, her soul or spirit. My husband also has psychic abilities saw it plain as day too. He asked me did I see it? I was so overwhelmed by being able to see my mother’s immortal essence, I was stunned. I never expected to see her like this. I felt it was truly a gift, she waited for me to come. I cried because her essence was so beautiful. Her core was beautiful even if her personality and ego self wasn’t always so beautiful.
My mother ended up giving me the greatest gift at her death. I am grateful to her for that. It is the same for all of us. Our core, our soul’s are beautiful no matter what abuses we have suffered in the earth plain. I know that, I light a candle to my mother’s memory tonight and for two days.
During Rosh Hashona the Ram’s horn or shofar is blown in the synagogue over this 2 day celebration. The Jewish religion was formed during the era of the Age of Aries, astronomically over 4,000 years ago. That’s why they use the Ram ‘s horn symbol. the precession of the equinoxes moves backwards. Christ’s era of Pisces which uses the fishes began 2,000 years ago.
According to the Jewish calendar it is year 1 Tishrei 5774 and is supposed to date the creation of Adam.
Rosh Hashonah is the Day of Judgement where God opens the Book of Life and decides who will live or die over the next year.
The Holies day of the Year Yom Kippor falls 10 days after, so this entire 10 day period is considered to be a special time to repent and atone.
Wishing all my Jewish friends and Family a very happy new year.
We eat apples dipped in honey today, raisin chalah bread and pomegranates- Perspehone’s symbol! are eaten and tomorrow to symbolize a sweet New Year.
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This beautiful story of your Mother resonated with me, Tara. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks for commenting back Debby. Blessings to you