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.

Please feel free to join us via call-in for live Thursday morning 8-8:30 AM Omer-themed Meditation Sits with Rabbi Yael Levy, or listen to a recording of the Sit posted on Facebook and our Web site soon afterward.

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.

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