Day 9 - Gevurah Sh’b Gevurah: Strength within Strength

Today is the ninth day of the Omer.

The beginning of wisdom is awe. (Psalm 111:10)

The strength of the spiritual warrior who remembers

she is not the source of her power

She is the channel through which the Divine power flows.

Our lives are conceived in mystery,

Our strength comes from the Most High.

We bow to the Source of All

as we yield to the power that flows through us.


Practice for today:

Reflect on something you believe to be true.

Feel the rightness,

the truth of this idea, this thought.

Then say to yourself: I could be wrong.

Sit with the sensations that arise.

Rabbi Yael Levy


The Omer teachings you see here and can receive as nightly email reminders by signing up for our mailing list, are taken from Rabbi Yael Levy's Omer guide, Journey through the Wilderness, which is available as a whole in print or as an ebook.

The daily teachings started on Tuesday, April 11 and continue to Shavuot, May 29. A Way In also invites you to join us for our annual retreat in the high desert of New Mexico for the last days of the Counting.

The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured recently on the Chai Haven Show on New Haven Independent radio, as well as in a 2015 New York Times article.

Each week of the Omer is associated with one of seven sefirot, manifestations of Divine attributes, that the Kabbalists associated with each week between Pesach and Shavuot.

As part of your Omer practice, please consider making a donation in conjunction with a week of the Omer (and its attribute) that resonates for you. If you wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, we will let them know of your gift with an inspirational card.


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