hazzan Diana Brewer was ordained through the aleph ordination program. she leads prayer services regularly at the jewish community of amherst, and is on the staff of the davvenen leadership training institute.

Omer Day 21 מלכות שבתפארת Malchut SheBeTiferet

Actualization. Reality. Selfitude. Dignity. Sovereignty within Beauty. Art. Balance. Harmony.

I love this process. I really do. Soul voyager that I am. This has been a Beautiful week of really soaking in what it means that the complexities of life do not have to be writhingly uncomfortable. Each day has brought a way to soothe the discomforts of a literal-minded person, who would much rather exist in binaries and simplicity in many ways. It's just not a simple moment in my personal timeline, but who am I to argue with the gifts being flung at me left, right, and center? So, this week has been a chance to, facet by facet, look at the Artwork and take it in with appreciation rather than dismay.

If one aspect of Malchut is the bringing into Reality of potential, I'm almost afraid of what this day may bring. Can I handle any more dreams Actualized? I'm not sure I have time in my schedule for that, frankly.

If, on the other hand, I focus on the Dignity and Selfitude of Malchut, the day promises to be a lovely one, indeed. I can envision a day where seeming contradictions may make perfect sense, so secure am I in the flow of Divine Wisdom moving back and forth between the "semi-permeable membrane between earthly and Divine realms." (Marcia Prager, The Path of Blessing) Shades of gray will take on a silvery glow, rather than appearing as a murky mass of confusion. I will trust completely in the G8d of Perfect Supply to help me know that the moments I am able to devote to the myriad this's and thats's that need tending to every day are enough, even if they are not as much as I would like to give.

A Beautiful vision, if I do say so, myself. May this day of Malchut SheBeTiferet bring it into Reality for us all.

Omer Day 22 חסד דבנצח Chesed SheBeNetzach

Omer Day 20 יסוד שבתפארת Yesod SheBeTiferet