Rosh Chodesh Adar: Seeds of Transformation
Tonight (February 14), we welcome the month of Adar, the month that brings Purim, the holiday of transformation and possibility.
A mighty ruach—a powerful wind and spirit—soars through this last month of the Jewish calendar, bringing seeds of transformation. Sometimes the winds of Adar come as a soft breeze; other times, they arrive with a force that shakes us to the bone.
As we enter this month, we are encouraged to take a flexible posture, to loosen our grasp on how things “have always been” or how things “should be.” As the ruach of Adar comes through, it is helpful to not fight it with stubborn insistence.
We are no match for these forces of change.
A soft, open posture—a willingness to let go what has been, a relaxing of a rigid stance—can make us feel vulnerable. And this posture allows for the ruach, for the spirit of this month, to move through us with greater ease.
A mighty wind is blowing. May the spirit fill us with strength and an expansive perspective and may the transformations of this time be for well-being for all.
Chodesh Tov. Great Blessings to All.
Rabbi Yael Levy