tonight marks the new moon of av, the fifth month of the jewish calendar year. according to kabbalah, the sense associated with this month is hearing, in its capacity to be a vehicle for understanding. the month of av is divided into two distinct parts; profound mourning and destruction with the waxing moon, yield ashes from which love and lasting intimacy are birthed as the moon wanes.
the month of av is a reminder to us. we can be consumed by our own projections and ideas of the way in which things should be - or we can truly listen in and hear what is being shared and communicated to us. life is not low or high, it is both, and cultivating an ear that hears for the sake of understanding is quite possibly the greatest tool for building a life of authentic relating and true intimacy.
many blessings on this new moon. may you hear what is being offered to you and may you trust the wisdom of this medicine.
and check out the new moon project tomorrow morning for reflections on ‘being consumed’… beautiful women, powerful words.