Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 35 of the Omer

On this last day of the fifth week of counting the Omer, we experience Malchut in Hod - Leadership in Humility.

The majestic mountains of the Himalayan Range; the tiny particles of silt that settle to the bottom of a slow-moving river. They are so different in size, but they are both part of this One Earth. They are both part of a slow-moving cycle of change in rocks that has been going on since the formation of the planet. They are part of something much larger than a particle of silt or even a range of towering mountains.

We, too, are part of Something much larger. By remembering our connection to something beyond ourselves, by allowing ourselves to go with the flow and not think that we are something special because of our grandness or that we are something insignificant because of our smallness, but rather that we are part of G!d's amazing universe, when we are able to do this, out of our humility will emerge leadership, for through our humility we make the Divine manifest in the world.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam, asher kid-shanu b'mitzvotav, vitzivanu, al sefirat ha'omer.

Blessed are you Adonai our G!d, ruler of the universe, who sanctifies us with mitzvot and commands us regarding the counting of the Omer.

Today is thirty-five days which is five weeks of the Omer.

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