On a gorgeous February afternoon, we gathered in the woods to celebrate the New Year of the Trees.
We breathed, sang and circled in celebration of our tallest relatives. We had an elemental seder under the February limbs of the Oak with chant, meditation and communion with the trees. Our journey took us through the four kabbalistic worlds and the four elements of Assiyah (Action/Earth/Rootedness), the world of Yetzirah (Emotion/Water/Flowing), the world of Briyah (Thought/Air/Knowing), and finally, the world of Atzilut (Spirit,/Fire/Essence.) We honored these four worlds through four cups of wine or juice and four courses of nuts and fruit.