Day 37 - Gevurah Sh’b Yesod: Strength within Connection
Trust the unfolding and act well.
Dwell in the land, and be nourished by faith
The strength of the spiritual warrior
who can discern her path and give honor to all
Today we honor:
The courage that is shaped by practice
The guidance that is revealed through faith
The clarity that comes from surrender
The insight that rises with action.
Practice for today:
Take 5-10 minutes to sit. Anchor attention on the breath and feel it fill your body. After a few moments, say to your heart, I trust the unfolding and I will meet it well. Continue to say this phrase, calling your attention back as it wanders, noticing how this affirmation feels in your body and noticing the emotions it stirs.
End your sit with three deep calming breaths.
Commit yourself to the unfolding path,
And guidance will come.
—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.
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The daily teachings started on Tuesday, April 11 and continue to Shavuot, May 29. 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.
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