Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Elul in Potential; The Planting of a Fractal in Time
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.