I love the month of Elul, the month before the High Holidays.
I like to take the time to examine, to renew, to discard all the elements of my life that I forget to look out on a daily basis..
This year I took up gardening. It’s a tactile reminder that we have to pull out weeds ( toxic people) or they take over.
We have to water (self care and hydration) more often then we think we need to. We have to cut and trim leaves (daily maintenance) and sometimes we have to throw away the plant and start from scratch (quit a job, leave a relationship)
My garden is really just a few herbs and some flowers on my porch as I live in an apartment. However, it is my garden and I really am quite proud of it.
This month of Elul, take the time to tend to your garden.
Allow yourself to take tender care of your soul, your mind, you heart. This includes, unfinished business, the little voice that tells you that something’s not quite right. Love yourself and everyone around you enough to do this. It’s totally worth it.
You are beautiful and your life is profound.