Saturday, May 16, 2015

Making Space - Omer Day 43

by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen

HaMakom - the space, the place; 
the Space, the Place, 
G!d.

We leave a city, a home, a job -
something must fill the space, 
the place, 
G!d.

What moves in?
Another city?
Another home?
Another job?


What fills the space?
What fills the place?
What fills...G!d???


Or is it G!d 
that fills us?

Do we let G!d 
fill the space?
Or do we fill it

with something
else?

We leave bondage.
What takes its place?
What fills its space?

What fills...G!d???

Freedom.
What is it?
In what kind of freedom

do we alight
and settle?

What does it take
for us to enter
a freedom
that leads us 
to revelation?

What does it take?

Today is Day 43, which is six weeks and one day of the Omer.
Today is Day 43, which is six weeks and one day of the journey from bondage to revelation.

Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as a Nature Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is a co-convener and coordinator of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network

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