Holy One of Blessing, welcome me
As I enter your life-flow.
Bathe me in your healing waters, in your healing light,
B’or paneha y’haleikhun.
Carry me to new shores,
new and renewed awareness.
Grant me the gift of renewal,
Renewal of body,
Renewal of spirit,
Complete healing and renewal.
All water is a gift from the Holy One,
As I immerse myself, I begin a new cycle, a cycle of rebirth and renewal.
From Miriam’s well I draw refreshing waters of sustenance,
sweet waters of healing,
sacred waters of renewal and new life,
To cleanse, to purify, to sustain, to renew, to bless.
From the Well of the Living One Who Sees Me, my eyes are opened
To new possibilities, to awareness, to comfort and healing.
From the wells of Rivkah, RachelLavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem., and Tzipporah I draw strength and courage.
Batyah, extended her arm to MosheThe quintessential Jewish leader who spoke face to face with God, unlike any other prophet, and who freed the people from Egypt, led them through the desert for forty years, and received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. His Hebrew name is Moshe. and found her power,
Like Batyah, I extend myself – body, mind, and soul – to new possibilities.