Sunday, August 15, 2010

Smell the Elul-Scent

“In the shtetl of Lubavitch, on the Shabbat preceding the month of Elul, though summer still lingered and the day was bright and sunny, there was a change in the air; one already smelled the Elul-scent, a teshuvah-wind was blowing.” (Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak)

Do you feel the “Elul-scent” in the air? In this month we have the ability to re-connect with ourselves; each day we have the chance to work on breaking down the walls that stand between us and the holy days that lie before us…each day we work on rebuilding our relationships – with ourselves, with each other, and with God.

Would you like to change something in your life? The month of Elul provides us with the impetus to do it. Special energy radiates through this month, a month known as the “month of accounting,” an accounting at the end of the spiritual fiscal year. What do you want to change? Perhaps it is a relationship that you want to make better. Perhaps it is a psychological pattern that you get stuck in. Perhaps it is a job, a habit…you name it.

Now is the time. Elul is the time.

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