As we enter the new moon of the month of Shevat, the energy we experience is likely to shift gradually. Shevat is a time of inner renewal and nascent creativity when the mystery of the creative process is hidden from our view; it resides deep within seeds, roots of trees, and the awakening mind of humanity.
The new moon of the Hebrew month of Tevet ushers us into this liminal space and time where we are suspended, in transition, waiting, watching, wary.
As we enter the new moon of the Hebrew month of Kislev, we experience the darkest time of the year, the time when we must use our intuition, understanding, and courage to bring in the light, to keep our faith burning strong and clear in the midst of darkness, chaos and fear.
After the vibrational recalibration of the High Holidays, we take a dive down into the depths in this new month of Cheshvan.
Three strands to braid together, as I braid together the three strands of dough when preparing challah for Shabbat or a chag: