Chanukah is tomorrow night, and it’s my favorite holiday! The meaning behind Chanukah has so many explanations, and year after year I’m mind blown at how much more I learn about it. Here’s a thought I’d like to share as we get ready to light up the world with our menorahs:
There is a powerful, spiritual metaphor in Judaism, that believes that “fire” is a representation of the “soul”.
We believe the soul (neshama) is the most holy and pure part of a human. A part of you that will always remain holy and pure, regardless of what life has thrown at you.
Through deeply painful and heart wrenching confusion, dysfunction, and events, we sometimes numb (never lose, but numb) this spark inside of us. Our vision becomes very blurry. We forget why we are here in the first place.
We end up in complete and utter darkness...
~According to the Jewish law, on Chanukah, the menorah is only to be lit when it’s completely dark outside.~
I don’t believe it’s “by chance”, that the Jewish law, so beautifully demonstrates to us, that sometimes it needs to be completely dark in order to see the light.
On Chanukah, god comes down, and meets you right we’re you are. Even if it is, in the most darkest place you can think of. Your soul is still there, flickering and is waiting patiently for you to be ready to feel, and live to your fullest.
Yours soul is unique. Your soul is individual. Your soul is pure. Your soul is beautiful. Your soul is a piece of god. Your soul, is you.
Let Chanukah work it’s magic. Let the spiritual, holy, and miraculous lights of the menorah reveal your true, beautiful selves.
Happy Chanukah ❄️💖
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