Day 32 - Netzach Sh’b Hod: Endurance within Presence

Today is the thirty-second day of the Omer

Netzach Sh’b Hod: Endurance within Presence

The Mystery calls:

I will give you the good sense,

I will fill you with light so you can discern the best path to travel.

(Psalm 32:8)


Listening for the wisdom, knowledge and awareness

that helps us know when it is time to be still

and when it is time to step forward

Watching for the signs that show us how to respond effectively

to whatever the moment calls for


Practice for today:

Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes. Let your hands rest on your legs, palms facing up. Take a few calming deep breaths and bring your attention to your hands. Feel the sensations in your open palms and on your fingers. When you notice your mind has wandered, bring your attention gently back by taking a breath and returning to the feelings in your hands and finger tips.

Sit with these sensations for 5-10 minutes.

End your sit by lifting your hands and offering thanks.

Trust surrounds us with love.

(Psalm 32:10)

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. This week Rabbi Yael is traveling. She will be back to lead the Omer Zoom call for the week of Yesod, which will be on Thursday May 30th  (instead of Monday May 27th).

The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured in a 2015 New York Times article.

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