A divine formula for seeing your everyday activities from new perspectives was proposed to Abraham: "Walk yourself away from your land, from your birthplace, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1) This formula applied to you today can be read as: "Move both physically and psychologically away from those things that are most familiar to you and you will come to see from a fresh viewpoint."
When you go to work today, let you camera become a magic lens that lets you see your place of work and your fellow workers in a new light. When you come home, see your spouse and children like you've never seen them before. After all, both you and they have changed while you were away at work. Fall in love again. Make your old friends new friends. Create renewed images of familiar faces and scenes at work and in your social life.
"If there is a religious agency in our lives, it has to appear in the manner of our times. Not from on high, but a revelation that hides itself in our culture, it will be ground-level, on the street, it’ll be coming down the avenue in the traffic, hard to tell apart from anything else. It will be cryptic, discerned over time, piecemeal, to be communally understood at the end like a law of science."
Digital photography lets you to document all that you encounter in rapid sequences, in enormous numbers, from multiple viewpoints and from fresh vantage points. When Moses first found God in the desert, he was drawn by his curiosity about an anomalous physical phenomenon. A bush was burning and was not being consumed. It was not in a mystical trance or in a holy place that Moses found God, but in researching a desert shrub. Moses is instructed to take off his shoes and move aside to see the bush from a fresh vantage point. Step aside and look again, question what you are seeing and seek out what is hidden beneath the surface of your street-level view.
It is often hard to tell which attributes of the spectrum of divine light you are seeing as they speed down the street at you. Therefore, you should freely create many images to read when you get home. Find a quiet pool of time for studying your photographs to discern which of them display compassion, strength, beauty, success, splendor, or combinations of them. Discover divine spectral patterns hidden in your culture.
"Face" can be found more than two thousand times in the Bible. We first encounter it when Jacob succeeded in his struggle with a stranger as dawn was breaking. "Jacob named the place Divine Face (P'niel) since I have seen God face to face." (Genesis 32:31) Jacob's name was changed to Israel, which means "those who see God." Later, the Torah relates the face to face encounter of God with Moses and of God with the Israelite nation. "God would speak to Moses face to face, just as a person speaks to a close friend." (Exodus 33:11) When Moses was about to review the Ten Commandments that were given at Mt. Sinai to all of Israel for all generations, he said, "On the mountain, God spoke to you face to face out of the fire. I stood between you and God at that time to tell you God's words." (Deuteronomy 5:4, 5). After mourning Moses' death, the entire nation acknowledged, "No other prophet like Moses has arisen in Israel, who knew God face to face" (Deuteronomy 34:10).
Moses's brother, Aharon, was instructed to bless the Israelites with the words: "May God illuminate His face through your face and be gracious to you." (Numbers 6:25) To this day, the descendants of Aharon continue to bless all the members of the congregation in synagogue with these same words. See God's face in the faces of everyone you encounter.