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Welcome to another new year! I pray that you survived the holidays, you’ve returned the decorations back to the rafters, and you are well on your way to living your new years resolutions. Oh… who am I kidding…I know what your doing, you’re angst ridden, frustrated, emotional,  and you can’t understand why. So…let me shed some light.

Tevet is one of the darkest and coldest times of the year and these qualities are often reflected in our personal lives as well. It brings us challenges that force us to tap into our inner resources and become stronger. In Tevet we uproot the remaining negative forces that keep us from realizing our dreams and visions. There is a natural tendency to restrict oneself, to be cautious, prudent, and focused during Tevet. This month is not so much a time to go forward or start new projects, but to be with oneself, to be reflective, to process deep feelings, and to purify. What we can witness this month will provide the openings and opportunities that will be available for us during the remainder of the year.

If you find yourself “out of sorts” , panties in a bunch, and dwelling on the past…just remember…there are forces beyond your control. Jupiter, the planet that ruled the previous month of Sagittarius, is about expansion, largeness of vision, optimism, and faith…but Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is about restriction, establishing boundaries, discipline, and pragmatism. Saturn brings challenge. Saturn is a taskmaster, seen also as a teacher, who forces us to do our greatest learning through hardships. The inward and restrictive focus of this month enables one to go deeply inside and transcend limitations.

Some  practical suggestions that may make the trials of this month tolerable are as follows; In this dark month, it is imprtant to see the light within every person and every event. In this way, we remove the concealment of darkness. Whatever we see is reflected back to us; if we see the negative, the negative is reflected back. Make an effort to see the good in everyone and everything. Make an effort to suspend judgements about other people. Be mindful of your speech; when you are angry, make an effort to calm yourself and not speak or act impulsively, consider whether your words will contribute to the other person’s growth and healing, express your thoughts in a way that loves, honors, and is of service to others as well as to yourself.

Make a list of what you feel grateful for in your life. Take moments each day to acknowledge the gift of life and all the blessings you often take for granted. Nurture yourselves. Give yourself the time and energy that you need. Give yourself a hug, open fully to the experience of being embraced, and tell yourself out loud, “I love you”.

Sounds a little kooky I know, but soon you will find the season of Tevet has passed, you will have developed better tools for purifying and transforming negative emotions, and …you will be better prepared to embrace the season of Shevat…a time for inner renewal.

Love and Light, M.

 

(All excerpts in bold are from Melinda Ribner’s Kabbalah Month by Month, A Year of Spiritual Practice and Personal Transformation)

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