Day 42 - Shechina Sh’b Yesod: Source within Foundation
Like a deer yearns for brooks and streams,
my soul yearns for the Mystery.
My soul thirsts for the Source of All,
for the Source of all Life.
(Psalm 42: 2-3)
The seeds of creativity, the sparks of clarity
Vision, insight and wisdom arising
We give thanks for all we have learned
And pray to bring the blessings forward.
Practice for today:
Take time to reflect on the experiences that have shaped you, the people that support you and the values that you stand on.
We ask ourselves:
What are my sacred values? Where are my roots planted?
Who are my teachers? What wisdom do I hope to pass on?
Offer this prayer for yourself and places in the world that need healing:
Sim shalom, tova, uvracha, chayim, chen, v’chesed, v’rachamim aleynu
Place upon us peace, well-being, blessing, life, grace, love and compassion.
—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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