A pretty easygoing day today, it is the deep cleaning day right before Shabbat, I am the organizer, so I got into some closets, and got rid of tons of stuff, love doing that. Then took my big boy for a haircut, and then dropped them both back off at home so I can go teach Yoga to my private client. I haven’t seen her in so long, the holidays really just take so long, tomorrow my kids go back to school after a three week break, way too long.
I just got home, they are playing in their room, so I am taking the opportunity to blog and say hello. Shabbat starts at 4:43pm in Los Angeles, that is the candle lighting time, so in a little bit we will go get my little one from his preschool, at least one is already in school, and get ready for our guests.
I love the shabbat way of life, we wait the whole week to just stop and enjoy each other, friends, family, guests, good food, and learn some ancient wisdom. This is the weekly lesson, parsha, every year we understand it deeper as we grow, I love to learn the deeper meaning of everything.
It is interesting that even though we all know who Moses and Aaron
are, before the Torah begins to recount the 10 plagues in Egypt, we
need to be told about their birth. Further, we are told that their
father eventually dies and that Moses and Aaron both die a natural
death. One of the ideas behind this is that the Torah is concerned
that people may start believing that Moses and Aaron are divine and
that they were the source of the miracles. The Torah wants us to
remember that, ultimately, God is the creator and source of life and
all that’s in it. Furthermore, the Torah points out their shortcomings
and mistakes, reinforcing the notion that no man is divine and
infallible. Moses and Aaron were chosen as the medium through which
God brought his blessings to the world; they were not the source. We
should all remember that whatever blessings we have, we are just the
conduit through which God has chosen to bring those blessings to the
world. Just as Moses is described as the most humble man who ever
lived, we shouldn’t get carried away with our successes. We just need
to remember and appreciate how lucky we really are.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend,
The skies have cleared, and it is absolutely beautiful,