Short Idea- Elul 5782💡
Opening our hearts to new knowledge.🤗
There are many things to say and to write about this special month of Elul, as we prepare for the awesome days💥 of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, when everything begins again. This month is very powerful in its own right💪. The days of this month are known as days of love and mercy, where we can renew ourselves and obtain new levels of closeness. The most famous acronym for this month is the verse “I am to my beloved, and my beloved is to me.”
Rebbe Nachman teaches in Likutei Eitzot🔥, the book of Advice, that the month of Elul is the opportune time to merit new knowledge, to know and to understand that which was hidden to us previously🧐. Through the light of this new knowledge we reveal new levels of our soul. This new light of knowledge also protects us from suffering and difficulties. 💔
We suffer when we feel and experience something and we don’t understand why it is happening or why it is good for us. However, if we had true knowledge in that moment, that we are being helped and protected by Gd, that everything is good for us, that we are loved; we would not suffer.💖 This month is a special time to seek and to request from Hashem to have new and deeper understanding about our lives and our mission. To request feeling His love throughout the year🙏.
One of the principles of the 12 Step program is openness🤗, being open to change and to new understandings, about life and about ourselves. The second step states: We have come to believe that (only) a power greater than ourselves can return us to sanity. I think that this is what Rebbe Nachman is teaching us here🤔. When we are open to learning more and seeking new knowledge, knowledge which brings healing to our souls, this brings us to sanity, to composure, and to being present and happy in the moment.😃 It helps us to feel faith and love in our lives.
May we all have a beautiful and powerful month of renewal and insight.🙏