Dear Friends of the Moon,
The Hebrew month of Tevet arrives December 9. In Tevet we experience the tail end of Hanukkah and the brightest of lights, glowing from our Hanukkiah. Over the eight days of Hanukkah we will have lite 36 candles (not counting the shamash, helper candle). 18 (chai) x 2 = 36. Double chai, double life. So what can we create with our one, powerful life?
The tikkun, access for healing this month, comes from anger. What is anger to you? We know anger can destroy and hurt, ourselves and others. With attention and practice can anger clarify, refine, power? For years I was terrified by anger, especially if it occurred like it was coming at me, exposing me to danger. These days, I try to feel it in me, let it surface with awareness and see if it just might illuminate a dark place ready to be transformed into light, heat or nothing. Nothing is the best.
Let me know if you'd like to schedule a complementary light-up call. These are 18-minute spiritual kindling calls to spark something bright in your life.
Rabbi Alyson Solomon