Wednesday, August 15, 2012
On Shabbat just past, the kernal, seed;( like the letter yud) was implanted into our conscious with the blessing of "Shabbat Mevarkhim" (see below).
This coming Shabbat marks the Rosh Hodesh; new moon of Elul. Elul is the month that precedes the Yamim Noraim; Days of Awe (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, High Holy Days); it offers opportunity to re-turn, re-align with our root purpose before meeting the new year.
We affirm that "the end action if implanted on the initial thought" every Shabbat eve in the Lekha Dodi.
We can witness fractals unfolding:
1) On Shabbat Mevarkhom, this seed was planted into consciousness
2) Friday is Rosh Hodesh Elul, which is the upcoming Shabbat too - a double blessing is given because of the synchronicity of Rosh Hodesh Elul and Shabbat falling on the same day.
3) Elul, the time designated for Soul Accounting and T'shuvah, re-turn to source is also rooted in the restful peace of Shabbat this year. Elul offers an annual blessing opportunity with preparation for the High Holy day period
4) The High Holy Days set up the entire year.
5) The Jewish year
In this way, we can witness a fractal of Shabbat implanted in the entire year. Can you witness the expansion here from the seed of Shabbat Mevarkhim to the entire upcoming year with these stages/vistas on the way?
May this rest, ease, and peace permeate Elul T'shuvah; return, and the entire approaching year.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The full moon if Tu B'Av began last night. The fullness of the moon is proportional to the abundant blessings in the earth field at this time of year. The shift from the dissolve of Tisha b'Av (9th of Av) to Tu b'Av (15th of AV and full moon) is profound. This is the start of an opportunity to gel, that is re-configure our lives, before the days of awe. The annual T'shuvah cycle.
I love this full moon.
This is also a Jewish day for matchmaking. In old Israel the tribes were allowed to intermarry only on this day. The maidens would wear white and dance in the vineyards outside of Jerusalem and give an interesting man a come hither look. The young women would borrow clothes from one another. The women from wealthy families and the women from less wealthy families supported one another to look good. An open day of joy and freedom.
How can we open our hearts' yearning for a beloved on Earth?
We can start by asking the Beloved on High for loving help this full moon.
May it be so for us all.