5779 Chanukah Day 7 — Sitting in the Light of the Olam — The Mystery of Time and Space
Sitting in the Light of the Olam — The Mystery of Time and Space
We are not here alone. We are in this moment because of every decision made by those who came before us. Our lives have been shaped by the choices and circumstances of those whose names we will never know. And the ways we live, our choices, our decisions, will create the world for those who will some day call us ancestor.
L’olam va’ed: The world is a web of connection. Eternity exists in this very moment.
Meditation for the 7th day of Chanukah
We take our seats and bringing the attention to the breath, we set an intention to be present to each moment. Each moment is all there is and within each moment is eternity. Gently, with the rhythm of the breath, we say to ourselves, this moment, this moment, this moment.
As we notice thoughts arising, we give thanks for noticing, and return the attention to the breath and to this moment. At the close of the sit, we give thanks to the ancestors, we send love to the children and we call out:
The Mystery of Life unfolds into Eternity (Psalm 133)
—Rabbi Yael Levy
1 Tevet 5779
A Way In Chanukah 5779
This year A Way In has a variety of resources for a meaningful, mindful Chanukah. As an A Way In Instagram follower, you will be able to read and practice 8 NIGHTLY Jewish Mindfulness blessings and intentions from Rabbi Yael Levy.
These teachings will only be available in the A Way In Instagram stories, and gathered together in a downloadable PDF, "Lifting Up the Lights," available to new and current newsletter subscribers and in our Instagram bio. Follow now
DAILY intentions from the Rededication to the Sacred series are meant to guide meditations during the eight Chanukah days. These will be available for our newsletter subscribers (subscribe here), and our followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
It is traditional to sing Hallel on each night of Chanukah. "Chanukah Lights: Psalms of Hallel," Rabbi Yael's e-book translation of the Psalms of Hallel (Psalms 113 to 118), is available for $4.99. Purchase the book.