Writings

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Happy New Moon and New Month of Sivan. During this month we move more fully into spring and we welcome the warmth and love associated with this season.

As we prepare to receive the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot this month, consider the teachings and wisdom you need to receive.

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As we move into week 7 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of malchut - divinity and leadership.

We are all created in the image of God, recognize the divine spark in your sould and in the souls of others.

How might you tend, nurture and illuminate the divine spark with in you?

Where in your life do you feel you want to cultivate more personal leadership?

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As we move into week 6 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of yesod - bonding and foundation.

What are the foundations in your life that support you? What are the legacies that have been handed down to you or the foundation that you've created for yourself in this life?

Where in your life do you feel you need more support or foundation?

What are the bonds you want to renew

and what are the bonds you want to break?

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As we move into week 5 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of hod - humility and splendor.

Recall a moment of splendor in your life? What did it feel like, taste like, look like? Return to this memory anytime you need to.

How might you cultivate additional moments of splendor in your life or someone else's?

Recall a time when you felt humbled. What what did you learn from that. Are there situations in your life now that require humility?

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As we move into week 5 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of hod - humility and splendor.

Recall a moment of splendor in your life? What did it feel like, taste like, look like? Return to this memory anytime you need to.

How might you cultivate additional moments of splendor in your life or someone else's?

Recall a time when you felt humbled. What what did you learn from that. Are there situations in your life now that require humility?

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As we move into week 4 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of netzach - endurance, fortitude, and ambition.

Recognize the endurance you have within you. You have reserves of it.

How are you utilizing it and replenishing it?

Where in your life do you see examples of fortitude?

In what situations would you like more?

Does the ambition you have inside you need a break or need more encouragement at this time?

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Chodesh Iyar Tov! Happy new moon and new month of Iyar. This is a month of healing. Consider what healing you need, and what healing you can send to others. Wishing a month of renewal, health, healing, resilience and hope. Shabbat Shalom!

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Tonight we move into week 3 of counting the Omer, and we welcome the attribute of tiferet - beauty, harmony and compassion

Notice beauty in all of its many forms today. Use these questions for reflection, meditation or journaling.

Where in your life is there harmony? Where you would like more harmony?

How can you cultivate more compassion for yourself at this time? Where do you see examples of compassion in the world? Where could we use more compassion in our world?

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As we move into week 2 of counting the Omer, we welcome the attribute of Gevurah - strength, structure and boundaries.

Consider your boundaries and the structures you have in your life.

How do your boundaries support you?

Where in your life right now do you need to strengthen your boundaries,

or relax them a bit?

How does gevurah interact with the other values in your life at this time?

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This first week of counting the Omer is associated with chesed or loving kindness.

Consider when in your life you've experienced loving kindness: what did it feel like, how did it manifest?

Where do you want to cultivate more loving kindness in your life right now?