Counting Omer 5780, Day 29:
Week Five of Counting Omer we examined the nature of Hod (הוד), the 8th Sephirah of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Exquisite Beauty, Splendor, Glory, Vigor, Magnificence, and Pomp. The primary quality is selflessness connected to the true self through mindfulness.
Lovingkindness, Grace, Compassion, Benevolence, and Loyalty within Exquisite Beauty, Splendor, Glory, Vigor, Magnificence, and Pomp.
Quality: Healthy Selflessness
Healthy selflessness is the recognition that we do not exist as separate beings. We are connected to one another and to the Source of Creation. This selflessness seeks to reveal one’s true self. The true self is open and aware, conscious and yielding, and understands the collection of labels, experiences, and desires we amass over our lifetime aid to tell our story and they do not define us.
Healthy selflessness is rooted in mindfulness and self-awareness, learning to yield and bend without sacrificing the true self. Healthy selflessness values selfcare as the “how” it meets Life on Life’s terms.
Healthy selflessness is thoughtful when it comes to commitments.
Healthy Selflessness seeks to honor, care, and nourish others, recognizing there is no purpose in doing so at the expense of selfcare.
Notice your responses to this definition and concept of healthy selflessness. If it might serve you, choose one or two items to aid you in exploring how you relate to selflessness as healthy.
© Sabrina Sojourner 2020