Counting the Omer as a Spiritual Practice

From the second night of Passover until the holiday of Shavuot, we count seven weeks of the omer. Each week is associated with one of the mystical sephirot or divine attributes. We have an opportunity to consider each of these attributes and our relationship to them.

Each of the following are prompts for reflection, meditation, writing and creative expression. Each week contains multiple questions, choose one or two that feel resonant or challenging and answer those or think about them over the course of the week.


This first week is for chesed, 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?