Thursday, September 27, 2018
Have you picked up your Jewish Jedi Lightsaber this week?
Have you connected to the Force/HaShem/G-d, lately?
After 40 days of Teshuva/soul-searching, righting wrongs and cleaning out your shadows, culminating in a 25 Hr. fast to eliminate the dark side from yourself, you are now ready to become a Jewish Jedi Warrior.
Jew, Yehudi, Jehudi, Jedi… Get it?
When morning comes, and dawn breaks, focus that outer and inner light. Pick up your Jewish Jedi Lightsaber/Lulav & Etrog. Time to go to Jedi training school, either Beit Midrash or Beit Knesset, Yeshiva or Synagogue, to meditate/daven/pray, go deep into yourself, your soul, and connect to the Force/HaShem.
When its time to sing Songs of Praise to the Force/Hallel; pick up that Lightsaber and externalize the Light you’ve been focusing; by making a Bracha/mindful focused affirmation of intention.
Waving your Lulav/Lightsaber in six directions, back/forth/up/down/right/left (every warrior must connect with his own inner path), you create a holy space/hyper-cube, with you at the center, in Devekut/blissfully focused, cleaving to HaShem/the Force of all Good in the universe.
With all your effort, you’re now ready to do the Dance of the Jewish Jedi Warrior.
During the Hoshana Songs, the doors of the House of the Holy Scroll/the Aron HaKodesh, are opened up. Revealing the Scroll of Truth/the Holy Torah. Time to praise and connect to the Force, while marching/dancing around the central reading table. This enables you to further bring down, connect to, focus, and externalize the Light of the Force.
His Light, becomes your light. His Light pulses through you, your Lulav, and out into the street, your neighborhood, community, and the world. And, when you leave Jedi training school for the day, you’re re-energized and re-JEW-venated to bring HaShem’s Light and Love, His Goodness, Blessing, and Joy, to all whom you meet.
Have you picked up your Jewish Jedi Lightsaber this Sukkot?
Ariel Natan Pasko, an independent analyst and consultant, has a Master's Degree specializing in International Relations, Political Economy & Policy Analysis. His articles appear regularly on numerous news/views and think-tank websites and in newspapers. His latest articles can also be read on his archive: The Think Tank by Ariel Natan Pasko.
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