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 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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