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Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom. For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for others, it is a tool for exploring the kabbalistic teachings in an organized way. For me, it is a time to actively reflect on my Journey Towards Wholeness. The more I am whole, the more free I will become.  [http://t.co/dBPYjDxSGj . . . .]

‘it takes all kinds to make a world’

People's mandala - 12 hands

This world is complicated, but that doesn’t mean we should passively engage in the world around us.  In fact, we should embrace the differences that each of us have and work together to make the world a better place.

Tonight during the class I took at the Lev Shalem Institute of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, I found myself in awe of one of the last insights Rabbi Jonathan Kligler shared.  He explained that the Kabbalistic wisdom for today’s Counting of the Omer was about bringing the male and female energy together in the world. Isn’t that a great metaphor for life!

There are so many layers to how life evolves or works. Each person brings their own narrative, skill.s, and interests to the world.  With that in mind we need to take advantage of what each of us bring to the table and look for the ways to grow and stretch accordingly.

Everyone of us has a lot to offer; now can we find a way to work together. What ideas do you have?

With love, light, and blessings,
Chava

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A few weeks ago, I found what has become my bet rock.  Feel free to laugh at me; I am.

Yesterday, as I was moving through a rather challenging day, I found myself needing to touch base with that rock which for some reason I was carrying with me in my pocket.  So I did.  Throughout the day held the rock in my hand; sometimes I just touched the outside of my pocket to make sure that the rock was there.

I love how this little rock has become my teacher.

The sweet little rock reminded me that I had to stay strong and that maintaining my foundation was an important need too.  The beauty of the rock reminds me that I have live with inner beauty and integrity.  I have to walk gently in a loving and sweet demeanor.  The earth is profoundly beautiful where I live in Tucson and the surrounding areas.  As long as I remain grounded in this beauty all will ultimately thrive.

My life has felt overwhelming as I have had to navigate some difficult challenges lately.  In truth, internally I am struggling, but the rock reminds me to stay focused and present.  My foundation is strong and getting stronger.  All will be ok; it always is for me.

Amazing how a small rock has such empowering energy.

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