Day 33 - Hod Sh’b Hod: Presence within Presence
Hod Sh’b Hod: Presence within Presence
Today is the thirty-third day of the Omer.
A resting place
A moment to pause
A day to stop and notice where we are on our journey
We take a deep breath and give thanks for everything that has brought us to this moment.
Practice for today:
Find a comfortable place to sit. Notice the sensations as you take a few deep and even breaths. Offer thanks. Notice the sights, sounds, smells that surround you. Offer thanks.
Close your eyes and let yourself sit for 5, 10, 15 minutes, anchoring your attention on your breath. When you notice that your mind has wandered, say “thank you” and bring your attention back to your breath.
As you end your sit you can say to your heart — Abundant love fills the earth. May kindness, love and generosity be upon us all. (Psalm 33:5,22)
The way forward is clear and everything unfolds in faith. (Psalm 33:4)
—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.
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.
Please note, Rabbi Yael is currently traveling and will be back to lead the Omer Zoom call for the week of Yesod which will be on Thursday May 30th (there will be no call on Monday, May 27th).
The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured in a 2015 New York Times article.