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 48 יסוד שבמלכות Yesod SheBeMalchut

Foundation. Roots. Creation. Connection. Wisdom within Reality. Actualization. Revealed Word. Shekhina. Sovereignty. Selfitude.

Thursday, June 6

ובטובו מחדש בכל יומ תמיד מעשה בראשית  - And in “His” goodness, perpetually renews each day the works of Creation.

These words come from the blessing of Creation from our daily morning liturgy. These words are what arise for me as I consider the Creation Energy of Yesod within the fully Actualized Revealed Word of Malchut. 

Reality is all around us, and within it is an ever-present Generative Energy, a massive Root system constantly seeking Connection and growth. 

How do we contribute to the perpetual renewal of Creation even as we stand inside of its Reality? Every time we make a Connection, one soul to another, we renew life. Each time we seek the wisdom of generations gone by, fortifying our own Foundation, we perpetuate a Reality of Shekhina consciousness.

I am distracted tonight. Tomorrow, we go back to the orthopedist to find out if our daughter’s finger has healed. I am counting on the Divine Goodness to renew this so-small-yet-so-significant piece of Creation. I am counting on having a Foundation that is strong enough to bear the weight of whatever Reality we find ourselves in if, [ptuy, ptuy, ptuy] we do not get the outcome we so wish for. I commit to continuing to Root myself within a Shekhina consciousness if I don’t get my way. 

Today, may we all be blessed with Foundations that can support Reality. May the Connections we foster serve to Actualize the best aspects of ourselves and those with whom we share Creation. 

Omer Day 49 מלכות שבמלכות Malchut SheBeMalchut

Omer Day 47 הוד שבמלכות Hod SheBeMalchut