Counting the Omer Day 14: Malchut of Gevurah

April 17, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 14: Malchut of Gevurah

The lowest sefirah, malchut, represents “sovereignty” or leadership, but also “actualization.” Malchut is the intersection between the higher worlds and the every day world. It’s the place where thought gets translated into action. How does your gevurah, your strength/discipline/judgment manifest itself? Are you able to apply this powerful trait for the benefit of the...
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Counting the Omer Day 13: Yesod of Gevurah

April 17, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 13: Yesod of Gevurah

Today’s aspect of this week’s trait, gevurah (strength/discipline/judgment) is yesod, which represents both foundation, as it’s at the base of the other sefirot, and bonding, as it pulls the other sefirot together. What’s the foundation for your discipline? Is it based on awareness of all the principles we’ve explored earlier this week? Is it...
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Counting the Omer Day 12: Hod of Gevurah

April 16, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 12: Hod of Gevurah

Hod of Gevurah – humility of discipline. When disciplining/criticizing/judging others (something we all need to do at times, despite the bad rap discipline has with a lot of people of my baby boom generation) it’s important that it come from a place of humility. Criticizing others to build yourself up is a misuse of...
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Counting the Omer Day Eleven: Netzach of Gevurah

April 14, 2015
Counting the Omer Day Eleven: Netzach of Gevurah

The aspect of gevurah (discipline) we explore today is netzach, endurance. Any parent knows one of the secret to discipline is to be consistent. And any parent also knows it’s not necessarily that easy to be consistent. Many times we have good intentions about being consistent, but if a child is screaming, or if...
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Counting the Omer Day Ten: Tiferet of Gevurah

April 14, 2015
Counting the Omer Day Ten: Tiferet of Gevurah

This week’s trait is gevurah – strength, discipline, judgment. Today’s is tiferet which represents harmony and balance. As a society sometimes it seems that we have lost the ability to criticize in a balanced way. Things seem to be getting more extreme. In America for much of the 60s and 70s the middle was...
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Counting the Omer Day Nine: Gevurah of Gevurah

April 12, 2015
Counting the Omer Day Nine: Gevurah of Gevurah

Gevurah of gevurah. “Discipline of discipline.” It may seem a little strange to ask if your discipline is disciplined, but it’s actually an important question. When you criticize someone, do you do it in an appropriate manner? Are you able to keep any anger or negative feelings in check? Gevurah is also “strength.” Can...
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