When the king is enthroned in his palace, he is not easily
accessible; audience is granted only to those who have merited his
attention. But when the king is in public, anyone may approach him.
The Chassidic masters compare the month of Elul to a time when
a king, returning to his palace, passes through the surrounding
fields and greets his subjects with a shining countenance.
During Elul, G-d -- the `King of the Universe' -- is available to
anyone who turns to Him...and He graciously accepts our petitions
and grants our requests.
Please see the Essays for furthur elucidation and insights on this subject.
(Click on the word Essays on your left).