July 7-Aug 17: The Kabbalistic month of Av and the Eternal Temple of the Heart
Sometimes something needs to be torn down and destroyed in order for a more solid structure to be erected in its place.
This is the secret of why the first and second temples were destroyed in the month of Av (Leo), and why the eternal third temple, constructed first and foremost inside the heart, will be erected in this month precisely.
The advantage of the third temple in relation to the first and second is akin to the relationship between the righteous and the penitent, of those who never fall to those who fell, and rose again, and who incorporate all stumbling into their new stature.
This is the secret of the eternal nature of the third temple – it cannot be destroyed, because it has already incorporated destruction into growth, and draws its life-force directly from the divine crown itself, and is eternally created anew.
For more on the three weeks of mourning that are destined to transform into three weeks of celebration, see here.