Day 35 - Shechina Sh’b Hod: Flow of Gratitude

The earth is filled with glory.

Our lives are filled with goodness.

As we notice the blessings and give thanks,

we create a dwelling place for the Most High.

 

Practice for today:

Let these be the first words you say upon awakening:

Modah ani—I am grateful.

Throughout the day, pause ten times and offer gratitude.

Give thanks for the food you eat, for a beautiful sight or sound.

Offer praise for an insight, a moment of connection, a moment of love.

End the day by saying, “I am grateful for….”

 

Offer praise for all that is.

Stand in service and offer praise.

Be in each moment and offer praise.

Let your soul sing, feel all the goodness and offer praise.

(Psalm 135: 1-3)

 

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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