Foundation. Roots. Connection. Union. Within Power. Strength. Boundaries. Structure.
It is hard not to think of trees when a word like Roots is in play. I am brought into the ingenius design of trees whose Structure provides what they need to stay upright. It is truly astonishing what a tree can withstand before it reaches its breaking point. The crown, reaching up and outwards, mirroring the Roots, reaching down and outwards, the trunk Connecting heaven and earth.
I am brought into the way the Structures of my life have provided a way to develop a Foundation and meaningful Connections. What are these Structures built around? They are built around learning to reach to the heavens, seeking Divine Connection. They are built on a Foundation of earthly actions that support Good Orderly Direction in my life. I see my torso - the house of my heart - and my legs as the trunk connecting my upward reach with my earthbound feet on the ground.
As I write, I realize I am describing the Four Worlds of Assiyah - earthly action, Yetzirah - feelings and creativity, Beriyah - thought and intellect, and Atzilut - Union with the Source.
May we all have the opportunity to Connect with all Four Worlds today through the Structures that foster Connection and Union.