Day 38 - Tiferet Sh’b Yesod: Beauty within Connection
Touching the depths
and aligning ourselves with the truth of each moment
Feeling the soul shift as it moves toward balance
Taking notice of the beauty in the simple and the ordinary,
and declaring all life sacred
Practice for today:
Find a place to sit that to you is beautiful, that to you is sacred.
Look around. Take in the details, the sights, sounds, smells.
Close your eyes and feel the sacred within you.
With a deep breath, give thanks.
Close your sit by saying a prayer for the safety and well-being of others.
I give thanks with all my heart.
I lay myself down in the Holy Temple and give thanks for all.
For love, for truth.
—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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