Day 12 - Hod Sh’b Gevurah: Glory within Strength
Today is the twelfth day of the Omer.
Let this day be a holy vessel.
Sit in whatever is.
You are filled with Divine light. Feel yourself shine.
Practice for today:
Take some time to sit. Let your attention rest on your breath. Notice the breath moving through you.
After a few minutes, imagine the breath as a clear, pure light. The light might take on color or texture. Notice its qualities.
As your mind wanders, draw your attention back to your breath. With each breath in, feel yourself filled with light. With each breath out, watch the light spill out into the world. Notice that even as you breathe out, you remain filled with light.
Close the sit by giving thanks.
Fulfilled is a person who lives in awe, who deeply desires connection. For him, lights shine in darkness, lights of grace, compassion and justice. (Psalm 112:1,4)
—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 begin Saturday April 20, 2019, and continue to Shavuot, June 8. Also this year, for the first time, A Way In is offering the opportunity to count together one night a week on Zoom, guided live on video by Rabbi Yael Levy. Every Monday evening at 8PM EST Rabbi Yael offers a teaching about the week and the day of the Omer, and we stand together and count the new day. Counting together strengthens and helps inspire our experience and practice. Go to instructions for connecting with Zoom.
The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured in a 2015 New York Times article.