Rosh Chodesh Elul – Basic Principles for the next 30 days

 

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Simple principles for the next 30 days

 

Hashem loves us more than we can understand

 

He has glorified our existence with a tzelem elokim that is our life force in order to have a loving, verbal relationship with us

 

Hashem has given us the creative power of speech and unlimited free will as tools to triumph tzelem elokim over our natural urges, with His help. Through our learning Torah, our personal prayer and our yearning to reflect into the world  through our speech and deeds His Attributes of Mercy (tolerating insults, overlooking faults, bearing the burden of confusion of mind that happened when we ingested from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, forgiving, and casting sins into the sea), we submit and separate out  life force masked by human nature so that we may increase our ability to reflect His Mercy into the world.

 

Our pursuit of true pleasure in any moment can be given the litmus test – is the happiness at the root of this urge a happiness that fulfills MY image of myself or am I seeking the happiness of experiencing the reflection of Hashem’s 13 Attributes of Mercy into the world through tzelem elokim?  What falsehood, unrectified characteristic, emotion, thought or circumstance is holding me back?  What Torah do I need, what personal prayer, what emunah do I need to rectify and  reorganize the elements of water fire, wind and earth of nature triggered by the  image I create?  I choose to use free will to unmask life force  and connect it to absolute truth, gluing imagination back  to Hashem’s 13 Attributes of Mercy, for I seek the real eternal pleasure and to feel the pleasure of the mitzva of reflecting Hashem into the world I seek to be a larger moon.

 

What goals can i set so that I can best remember and strive to stay conscious in the moment to invest life force with sincerity out of love and awe for how Hashem creates the world, for He gives us in every moment the opportunity to declare Hashem Echad and reflect tzelem elokim over natural urges so that He can give us pleasure and reward?
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