Happy first day of the Jewish month of Elul Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the 1700’s master of mystical Chassidic Judaism, shared lovingly that during this month “the king (G-d) is in the field.”
Usually, a king resides in his royal palace and is far from the people whom he reigns over. So when the Rebbe says that the king (G-d) has left the palace and is in the field, he means to say that for this period of time, the king (G-d) is very accessible to all who reach out to Him. G-d receives them with a smile and a warm greeting.
I’m calling the theme of this month Trust because that is what I’d like to hold in my mind’s eye and feel on a physical level that Hashem (G-d) is that near when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the seas of life.
Reminding myself that My G-d is right here, behind the scenes, in the scenes and controlling the scenes as I do my part, helps ground me and calms my nervous system. I remember to take conscious breaths and trust that whatever is happening is directed by a divine hand. My system slows down, as does my mind and I’ve walked into trust.
1st day of the Jewish month of Elul – the month of Trust