Inner Flame! - Lag Baomer
Imagine being trapped in a box, unable to fly freely, and show your true colors. For the days leading up to Shavuos, we are hidden in a box. However, one day, during that time we can spread our wings and dance like never before. Why is this what makes Lag Baomer so special?
The Lubavitcher rebbe writes that laag baomer, is an auspicious time because Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai brought out the פנימיות התורה into the world. For the days leading up to now, the students were taught to go out and be stringent on others. After Lag Baomer, the mindset became a balance. The balance is that we should love our fellow jew but, at the same time, we can equally work on ourselves.
The lesson we can take is that at times it's good to free yourself from the box. In doing so, we can use the pure torah to our advantage. Furthermore, in a time where opinion is so heavily considered, let's take the lesson of Lag Baomer and lead by example. This, in essence, will change the world and bring Moshiach closer.
All the best
Avroham Y Ross