Chana Laber,  Albany, NY Bnos Chaya

I am a Mishkan
A Sanctuary for Hashem
Each vessel is intrinsically
part of me

My mind is a Mizbayach (Altar)
The intellect is its expression
Negative thoughts clouding
Its way

They are merely a coating
Temporary gold and silver
My thoughts don’t equate
my worth
They are fleeting
Incapable of defilation

An Altar is filled with earth
Humble dust
Created by Hashem
Eternally connected to him
I must nullify myself
To connect
To the inner soul
Bittul (self nullification) to Hashem

Impurities melt away
I am connected to my source
Mind filled with spiritually
Clouds become sunshine