Kabbalistic holidays are cosmic windows of time when specific energies become available to us. One such window in time is Yom Kippur, which we welcome this Sunday, the 10th of Libra.
The opportunity for us on Yom Kippur is to experience expansive degrees of joy, fulfillment, and peace. To feel an awestruck sense of goodness and appreciation. It seems counterintuitive given the way we observe Yom Kippur. We don’t eat or drink, we refrain from bathing, and abstain from many other daily comforts creating an atmosphere of more discomfort than joy. And this is precisely where the transformative work of Yom Kippur begins. By disconnecting from the physical world, our connection to the spiritual world is deepened and unhindered.