Tonight, we counted Day 17 of the Omer, which is 2 weeks and 3 days of the counting of the Omer. Tonight’s counting is referred to as Tiferet she-b’Tiferet. There are so many ways to reflect on this particular Sefirat haOmer, counting of the Omeer. Tiferet means many things and each of those things can be perceived in multiple ways. The primary definitions or interpretations include beauty, harmony and balance. With each definition, I imagine both the physical, spiritual, and kinetic characteristics. Funny how challenging it is to come up with a meaning of a simple little phrase.
- Beauty within beauty
- Finding beauty with in balance
- Harmony within balance
- Creating balance through harmony
- Balance within beauty (creates) harmony
- and more. . . . .
For me, balance comes when we look deeply in ourselves and in others so that we may ultimately be part of creating harmony. Balance is about taking firm steps, conscious steps to create the intense beauty that can only align when we fully engage in life. Balance comes from movement.
Have you ever noticed how beautiful a sunrise at the ocean can be? Breathtaking. True harmony comes together with each sunrise and with each tide. To stand by the water and feel the universe’s breath as the wind blows the cool air, the sand, and the spray of the ocean. Harmony come when balance meets beauty.
Tiferet she-b’Tiferet – May beauty surround you wherever you are. May you find balance in life’s gentle movements. Notice the harmony that exists as you walk in the world.