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 31 תפארת שבהוד Tiferet SheBeHod

Beauty. Balance. Harmony within Splendor. Awe. Gratitude. Humility. Space. Wow! 

As the words Tiferet SheBeHod rolled around my head last night while I drifted off  to sleep, it dawned on me (or sunset on me?) that this day holds some answers to the questions I had as I set out on yesterday's exploration.  I suppose it is here where we can freely enjoy the Splendor and Awe that results in a perfectly right-sized Humility, leaving us feeling as Beautiful as we are. What a nice way to start the day,

I am also drawn to check in on the seeds of spirit we planted in our first week. (See days 3, 10 & 15) They lay cozy under the earth, soaking in the warmth and dew from above. They began to put down roots. They nurtured on Holy Sparks within. In this week where the vertical axis is active, I imagine we are pushing up through the soil. Emerging to greet the sunlight full-on and feel the morning dew and rains of springtime. What kind of bloom will result? What kind of fruit? 

Today may you be blessed with the Beauty of the Splendor. May you reach up to feel the sun upon your face. 

Omer Day 32 נצח שבהוגד Netzach SheBeHod

Omer Day 30 גבורה שבהוד Gevurah SheBeHod