Tu BiShvat—The Beginning Of Awakening To Life

737.01Tu BiShvat (15th of Shevat) is a holiday called “The New year of the trees.” On this day, trees begin to awaken to life in anticipation of summer, of the New Year.

It is written that man is like a tree in a field. Therefore, Tu BiShvat symbolizes the beginning of the blossoming of man, of his spiritual development.

There are four New Year celebrations during the year on four levels: still, vegetative, animate, and human. The New Year of trees refers to the vegetative level, which is not still but grows and develops, and therefore, it relates to man.

On this day, a person should realize that he himself determines his path, the process of development, and the goal. There is no coercion from above, but here at this place in the connection between us, we determine and execute our development. Therefore, we need to check whether our goal and our every step are correct. If all this is aimed at connection, then we will certainly succeed.

New Year is the time of judgment, so we need to judge ourselves and the world to determine the direct path to the chosen goal. In fact, we should judge ourselves every day, but especially today, in the New Year of trees. After all, this is no longer an inanimate but a vegetative state, that is, a living state that wants to achieve something. Therefore, today we will try to think again about how to grow more and more toward the goal.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/28/21, “Tu Bishvat (15th of Shevat)”

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