We are coming soon to the month of Iyar. Iyar is the month of healing. It is an acronym for the words Ani Hashem Refoecha. I am your healer, says Hashem. And it is particularly for healing naturally. The month of Elul is for healing through medicine. The month of Iyar through healing naturally. May every Jew merit a complete healing in anything they need spiritually, physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Iyar is also a month of light. The light of Zohar through Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Lag Bomer.
And coming from the month of Nissan and Pesach, it makes sense that Iyar would be filled with light and health after ingesting the G-dliness and healing within the matza.
May the inspiration of Pesach continue throughout the year and may we each merit freedom from whatever keeps us from serving G-d with happiness, with simcha.
As the Rebbe said, a Jew must serve Hashem with simcha. Ivdu et Hashem b’simcha. Every day we need to get rid of the mitzraim mind set of depression or “dark, negative” thinking. We need to connect to light. The light of holiness, of kedusha. Where there is holiness there is happiness. G-d cannot dwell in a place of sadness. And the Rebbe said a Jew has to be happy every day of the year, perhaps with the exception of Tisha Bav. So with that thought in mind may we enter soon the new month of Iyar with joy and faith and eager to continue counting the days until we merit Shavuot and the giving of the Torah.