Day 19 - Hod Sh’b Tiferet: Being within Beauty
Today is the nineteenth day of the Omer.
Hod Sh’b Tiferet: Being within Beauty
The light, the wisdom, the glory
that rises from the unfolding of creation
The heavens declare the glory of God.
The firmament tells of God’s works.
Day after day utters speech,
Night after night declares knowledge.
There is no speech.
There are no words.
Not a sound is heard. (Psalm 19:2-4)
Practice for today:
Take notice of the sky and the glorious luminance of the day.
Listen to the silence.
Forgive yourself, forgive others.
Remember that everything changes and unfolds in its own time.
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be aligned with the Highest Will.
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.