Yes, of course, it's the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Are we all "counting blessings?" I find myself in the middle of someone else's friction. Now, what that heck does that say? What am I to learn about it? After a few hours of doing my best to please from my corner - I still don't know the answer. But . . .
I did hear a cool little snippet that makes my heart happy.
Someone was quoting a song . . . "I'm drinkin' from my saucer because my cup is overflowin'."
Whatever else is going on in the world, or anywhere around me - My Cup is Overflowing with great gobs of GOODNESS. Am I sipping from the saucer? Nope, even though it's a spiffy lyric, I am splashing all around in the Flow AND I hope lots of it splashes around and spills over on everyone.
One of my beautiful classmates wondered how she would ever be able to do what was expected. She studies everyday and practices what she learns. She also works. It was brought up in class about "Torah Study." Her concern was about how many hours in a day. Where could she find more time to study scripture?
Our teacher is wise. He explained that "Torah" means "Teaching." It's true that it also means the five books of Moses, and the Psalms, and the Prophets But - it means study or the teaching of things that lead us to God To Our True Self To The One
So, it reminded me of a story I learned from our teacher about the Holiday that is celebrated when we come to the end of the Book and start over. There is a day - a Holiday when we dance with the Torah.
So, there was a group of students dancing with their teacher (The Baal Shem Tove - Master of the Good Name) and the Torah (The scrolls they learn from) and, as it was being handed from the teacher to a student someone in the room realized the teacher became the Torah. His Life Is A Torah.
We all become the Word of God by dancing/living in Joy the things we learn about who we are and The One.