Elul: Preparing for Transformation

straussSetting Intentions for the New Year

Gavriel Strauss
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Location: Chochmat HaLev
Sliding scale: $15-$30

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Elul is a time for checking in with where we are at physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually… To see how are we measuring up to our own self-imposed desires for success in these areas. Elul is the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah… The birthday of humans. And being a birthday it is the time for reflection and setting new goals for the year ahead. What do you want to accomplish this coming year?

How was your past year? What did you accomplish? Where did you fall short? Did this past year live up to your expectations? How can you make this coming year even more in alignment with your highest desired outcomes?

We will focus on these questions in a 2 hour interactive session exploring how to be more fully present with:

  • How to discover what blocks us.
  • How to overcome these barriers to success.

By gathering with supportive community we’ll set our intentions for the year, using the month of Elul and each other as witnesses to help us clarify our goals and prepare to most optimally embrace the transformational experience of The Days of Awe.

We’ll be doing journaling, group exercises, movement, and meditation.

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gavrielGavriel Strauss
Gavriel Strauss is an innovator in the world of Jewish religion and practice. He is deeply committed to the evolution of mainstream religion while focusing on the Jewish spirit path. Together with the foundations of his orthodox upbringing and education, his knowledge of Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism), and other esoteric wisdom paths, Gavriel presents a Jewish model for human development. Having recently left his home in Tsfat, Israel where he was studying kabbalah, teaching yoga, and helping run an environmental NGO, he has returned to the US to share his universal view of the Jewish tradition and practice as taught through Kabbalah.

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