Sovereignty within Harmony / Balance / Compassion
Tonight at sundown begins the day of sovereignty within harmony and compassion.
Malkhut can also be translated as “nobility.” How do you strive to be noble and regal in your compassion for others and for yourself?
The sefirah of malkhut is connected with Shekhinah, the immanent, indwelling Presence of God Who is manifest in creation. How can we make God manifest in creation through our harmony with one another, through our compassion for one another?
As I count the Omer, let my counting create a tikkun, a healing, between transcendence and immanence, God far above and God deep within.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ רוּחַ הַעולָם, אָשֶר קִדשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָנוּ אַל סְפִירַת הַעמֶר.
Baruch atah, Adonai, eloheinu ruach ha’olam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, breath of life, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer.
Today is twenty-one days, which are three weeks of the Omer!