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Day 35 Counting the Omer 2013 Malchut/Shechina she b’Hod

Indwelling Presence within Splendor

Malchut is related to the word Melech, King, and is sometimes translated as ’sovereignty’. I think of sovereignty as a quality of a wise, guiding leader, not of an autocratic demagogue. Would that all Kings and Queens guided their people that way!!!

Today, we recognize that Divine Guidance is an essential part of all the splendor in the Universe. Consider the latest discoveries in astronomy — dark matter, beautifully colored rotating galaxies, ancient light reaching us. The Psalms are full of these kind of images….read a few today!

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Day 7 of Counting the Omer 2013

Malchut/Shechina she b’Chesed

One week! In Jewish tradition, seven is the number of completion. Shabbat is the seventh day, when we rest, recuperate, integrate, praise, love and prepare to grow. The marriage ceremony incorporates seven circles. We stop seven times on the final journey from funeral coach to gravesite, marking a completed life, escorting someone to their final rest. We mark a complete week of counting, starting this seven week journey by immersing ourselves in the endless flow of lovingkindness. Malchut/Shechina brings it all together into manifestation. May our awareness of endless love be as complete as possible this seventh day of counting

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