Teachings for all Tiferet days.

Balance within Love

Today is the third day of the Omer.
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To love the world so much that everyday something breaks open our hearts
Practice for today:
Make a commitment to pause three times today to notice and name something beautiful.
It can be something you see, feel, hear, taste, touch. Breathe the beauty into your body and let it rest upon your heart.
I open to this service bestowed upon me: To live mindfully To open my eyes and behold the wonders To know that in every moment, I am only passing through.
— Psalm 119:17-19

Balance Within Strength

Today is the tenth day, making one week and three days of the Omer.
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The beginning of wisdom is awe.
The strength of the spiritual warrior who remembers she is not the source of her power
— Psalm 111:10
She is the channel through which the Divine power flows.
Our lives are conceived in mystery, Our strength comes from the Most High. We bow to the Source of All
as we yield to the power that flows through us.
Practice for today:
Reflect on something you believe to be true. Feel the rightness,
the truth of this idea, this thought. Then say to yourself: I could be wrong. Sit with the sensations that arise.

Balance Within the Heart

Today is the seventeenth day, making two weeks and three days of the Omer.
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Through right action I will awaken to the Divine Presence in all being. — Psalm 17:15 The natural inclination of the heart is to seek balance and truth, to be in harmony, to delight in beauty. And it is so easy to go astray, to lose our balance as confusion clouds our perceptions. It takes practice to return again and again to beauty and love. Practice for today: Take special notice of color and light. Let yourself be surprised by patterns, images and designs. When you feel off balance or notice that confusion arises, shift your attention by seeing and naming something beautiful, something that inspires love. Take notice, the Mystery calls, I am doing a new thing. Right now it is sprouting Suddenly you will know it. —— Isaiah 43:19

Beauty That Endures

Today is the twenty-fourth day, making three weeks and three days of the Omer.
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The earth and all that is, is filled with Divine presence.
Beauty abounds. At times we can feel ourselves filled and surrounded by splendor. Other times all we can see is brokenness and pain. It is our responsibility to search out, notice and create beauty. And it is our responsibility to allow the beauty to inspire our empathy and encourage our acts of connection and love.
Practice for today:
Notice the beauty of nature and the beauty created by human hands. Notice what it feels like in your body to be with something beautiful. Name for yourself a way you bring beauty into this world.

Who ascends the high places? Who stands in holiness? Those with open hands and pure hearts, all who seek the presence.

— Psalm 24:1
— Psalm 24:3-4,6

Beauty Within Presence

Today is the thirty-first day, making four weeks and three days of the Omer.
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Opening to wonder, beauty, love and splendor in the midst of our broken world Anchoring ourselves in beauty can help us meet pain and suffering with love. May our hearts be strong and filled with courage. May we open to guidance and love. Practice for today: — Psalm 31:25 Sit and draw your attention to something beautiful: leaves on a tree; a candle flame; a piece of art; a photo of someone you love. Breathe the beauty into your body, and say to your heart, y¶IvVpÅnZy;tIVmAm#wdø◊w—yIty...wˆ∏vI May my soul be calm, may my soul be content. (Psalm 131:2) Sit for a few minutes repeating this verse, feeling the sensations of beauty in your body. If your eyes have been open, close them and let your attention shift to a place in this world where there is great pain and despair. Let yourself become aware of the suffering. Breathe forth your prayers by saying, — May the light of the One shine on you for deliverance and love. (Psalm 31:17) Close your sit by returning to an image of beauty and saying, May my soul be calm, may my soul be content. May all souls be calm, may all souls be content.

Beauty Within Connection

Today is the thirty-eighth day, making five weeks and three days of the Omer.
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Touching the depths and aligning ourselves with the truth of each moment Feeling the soul shift as it moves toward balance Taking notice of the beauty in the simple and the ordinary, and declaring all life sacred Practice for today: Find a place to sit that to you is beautiful, that to you is sacred. Look around. Take in the details, the sights, sounds, smells. Close your eyes and feel the sacred within you. With a deep breath, give thanks. Close your sit by saying a prayer for the safety and well-being of others. I give thanks with all my heart. I lay myself down in the Holy Temple and give thanks for all. For love, for truth. — Psalm 138:2

Beauty Within Majesty

Today is the forty-fifth day, making six weeks and three days of the Omer.
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Everything is a gift from the Divine. Everything that is, everything that will be. It is all a gift from the Eternal. Keeping our hearts closed profanes the gift. Keeping our hearts closed deadens the spirit. Practice for today: We ask ourselves: What gifts have I received? What gifts have I turned away from? Where do I find meaning? My heart is astir with a good thing. And always I will bless all that is. — Psalm 45:2 — Psalm 145:1

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