Day 16 - Gevurah Sh’b Tiferet: Discernment within the Heart

Today is the sixteenth day of the Omer.

Gevurah Sh’b Tiferet: Discernment within the Heart

I place the One before me always.

(Psalm 16:8)

Cultivating the strength to live what is true even when it is difficult

We notice the joys, pain and challenges of our hearts, letting it all rise without judgment or shame.

The shining through of whatever is true brings healing.

Practice for today:

Take notice of what hardens your heart and what allows your heart to soften. Say these verses for yourself and for people in your life with whom there is need for healing:

May my (your) heart know happiness. May my (your) soul know joy. And may my (your) whole being dwell in trust.

(Psalm 16:9)

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 8:30PM 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.

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