A brief recap of my life in December!

At the beginning of December, I ventured away from Shlomi to head to Tel Aviv for the night.  I stayed with my college roommate Sabrina, went to the mall and found the SUNRIDER store!  As you might know, this was the BEST way to start any journey of mine.  Sunrider, in a store, heaven on earth!  (I was so excited in here, any customer that walked in I told about how these products changed my life, yadda yadda, and by the time I left, the manager had offered me a job)!

Me at the Sunrider Store!
Me at the Sunrider Store!

My roommate Rachel, also from college, was in town for her brothers wedding and Sabrina and I were invited so we went to that!  What a beautiful simcha!  I saw old friends and I even caught the bouquet!

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Love <3
Love ❤

My next adventure was to Tzfat for the week of Chanukkah!  I was participating in a program called Livnot U’lehibanot, an event aimed at rebuilding the tzfat community, volunteering, and growing spiritually.  We cleaned and rebuilt a garden, picked olives from an olive orchard, made olive oil, hiked the Arbel, lit Chanukkah Candles in a cave from the 16th century Bar Kochba Revolt, sang, danced, and let loose enough to see the lights of Chanukkah! My intention for this trip was to see miracles, and that was definitely accomplished.  My biggest high lite was from when we went into an old age home and sang Chanukkah songs to the elderly.  Holding hands of an older person who’s eyes are closed, and who doesn’t seem to be involved in the singing, is a bit intimidating.  BUT, I reached for hands, sang to souls, and even brought laughter to the home.  This was magical.

Arbel
Arbel beauty. I hiked to the top of the picture, around, through caves, and back again 🙂

From Tzfat, I went to Jerusalem for a leadership training seminar.  Here I met 49 other motivated, driven, peers, and discussed many different business ideas for Start-Ups, potentially in Israel.  I attended the Jewish Educator’s track and left feeling extremely empowered.

The view I awake to from inside of my tent.
The view I awake to from inside of my tent.

December 20-22 I attended a Peace Gathering near the Dead Sea.  We chanted for peace for 24 hours, sang, danced, ate delicious Raw-Vegan food, and shared spiritual journey’s with one another.  Peace, and love vibrations are in the air.  Did you know that all words have a vibration to them?  Love has the highest vibration of all.  If you can sit and meditate on truly feeling “love,” for 10 minutes.  You can help raise the love vibrations in the world.

Joseph, Heather and I. It rains 5 days a year in the South, and it rained a heavy storm while we were there.  Shifts are happening! Love is everywhere!
Joseph, Heather and I. It rains 5 days a year in the South, and it rained a heavy storm while we were there. Shifts are happening! Love is everywhere!
We really got funky with our singing of Shalom and Salam Aleikum at the Dead Sea. We also sang Shir LaShalom with the man who wrote the song! <3
We really got funky with our singing of Shalom and Salam Aleikum at the Dead Sea. We also sang Shir LaShalom with the man who wrote the song! ❤

And now, I am in Jerusalem hanging out!  Yesterday I walked into a somewhat hidden village in Ben Yehudah.  This village is a djembe pub, with hundreds of drums, a bar, and an area in the back for people to camp out.  There is even a space for an organic garden.  I was also offered a job here :). (Below is a djembe lesson.  I received one of these after handing out for a while). If I get a job here, I will work on bringing a new beat to the Holy Land!

So, that’s the gist of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.  I am going to the Kotel on December 26th for a date with Hashem.

To feeling love, alive, and blessed!

Julie

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