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Counting Omer 5780, Day 43:

The Seventh Week of Counting Omer we examine our relationship to the nature of Malkhut (מלכות), the 10th Sephirah on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life; the one that sits with us and within us. Like some of the other Sephirah, Malkhut is an opportunity to hold the paradox Exaltedness AND Humility. Unlike other definitions of humility, Malkhut requires us to hold our sovereignty and the sovereignty of others. When we treat one another as the Priest, Priestess, and Kohanimot, we are being. We change ourselves and the world. Other meanings include: Shekhinah, majesty, sovereignty; union of opposites. Malkhut is also a state of being that is both constant and everchanging – the ultimate paradox, and the Source of our humanity.

Khesed ShebeMalkhut

Lovingkindness, Grace, Compassion, Benevolence, and Loyalty within Shekhinah, Majesty, Sovereignty, Exaltedness, Humility; Union of Opposites; Holding Paradox.

Quality: Leading and living with lovingkindness and compassion

How would your life transform if you practiced leading from any chair (no title or specific role required) and did so for the sake of something larger than yourself? How would that transform your relationships with your families? Communities? Partnerships? Board member participation (regardless of entity)? Civic, religious, or public participation?

How would your life be transformed if you treated you with the love, lovingkindness, compassion, and patience you keeping waiting for others to give you?!

Leading and living with lovingkindness and compassion

Go ahead! Feel - as in acknowledge – the fear, anxiety, joy, wonder… that may be swirling around you as you read. We are not empty cups, though we may of moments of feeling depleted. That often happens when we give more than we ought to for the wrong reasons, or are so busy giving, we don’t take what is offered.

Feel the grace, peace, gratitude, and holiness that being in relationship to you and what is important to you brings. Feel the anticipation of moving closer to the Holy Mountain and its promise of transformation!

The Holy Mountain is on the horizon!! If you can put your hand out, you can pretend to touch it!!



© Sabrina Sojourner 2020

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