Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I Heard Him In My Heart

Today was Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement.We fast, we say sorry for anything that needs apologising for, we pray to be written in the Book of Life for another year.

DD has been learning about it in school obviously.

Yesterday afternoon I lay down on my bed for a rest while DD was playing in her room. Suddenly I heard: "Elohim! Elohim! Are you there?"

She carried on speakng but I couldn't hear what she was saying other than, "my mummy" once.

Later I tried to talk to her about it.

Me: You know today is a very special day.
DD (impatiently) : Yes I know, we don't eat and we don't use electricity, and things. But you don't have to do all of it. (She goes to a very open-minded school.)
Me: Right, and we won't do all of it but it's also special because you can talk to Elohim today.
DD (totally embarrassed, going bright red and twisting her face into a trying-not-to-smile grimace) : I DIDN'T! I DID NOT DO THAT!

I left it. However in bed that night I tried again.

Me: You know you can speak to Elohim today and say sorry for anything you need to say sorry for. And you can ask Him to help you be better and also to help other people.
DD: Well other people can ask for themselves.
Me: If they are too ill to speak or too sad to ask, then we can ask Elohim to help them get better. But you can also ask for what you want and He'll answer you.
DD: He did answer me.
Me: Really?
DD: Yes I heard him.
Me: Really?
DD: Yes. Not like a person. I heard Him in my heart.


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  1. Oh that is beautiful! And to have that personal, genuine connection is wonderful for DD - something that can't be taught. I hope it sets her up for a faith filled and gloriously happy life! X

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    1. I hope she retains that innocenece and doen't get cynical about God and spiritual things.

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  2. That's so sweet, you must be delighted xx

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    1. It was very sweet. I don't have such a strong faith myself and I think it's because my mother laughed at any notion that there might be a God. I wanted to give DD a different experience so in that respect, yes I am delighted for her.

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  3. Ohh heart melt, I heard Him in my heart. I love it, she is so precious. Mich xx

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    1. I know. I;m dying to know what she said to Him and what she heard in her heart.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. If she says she heard Elohim in her heart, then it must be true.

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    1. She had some experience, whatever it was, it was good.

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  5. Oh, that is so beautiful! And quite a lovely tradition too........ xx

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