A Way In Blog

Rabbi Yael Levy | 05/03/2016 - 7:05pm
The strength to go forward The ability to see beyond ourselves, beyond our immediate circumstances Knowing that our actions unfold beyond anything we can ever see or know.   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.  
Rabbi Yael Levy | 05/02/2016 - 7:05pm
The strength to yield The willingness to hold our judgements lightly   The radiance of a generous heart that sees clearly and guides us in valuing what is difficult, what is different   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 05/01/2016 - 7:05pm
The strength of the spiritual warrior who remembers she is not the source of her power She is the channel through which the Divine power flows. See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/30/2016 - 7:05pm
Feeling our power and strength and making the decisions to infuse our actions with kindness and generosity We ask ourselves in each encounter: What is the wise and compassionate choice?   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.  
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/29/2016 - 7:05pm
Freeing the path of the heart The Divine Presence calls, Wherever you are, there I am. I abide with you.   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/28/2016 - 7:05am
Sparks of Divinity are hidden within every person, within all experience, within all creation. Seeking these sparks, revealing these sparks, fills the world with love. We breathe in the love that flows to us from past generations. Rooted in this love we go forward into the expanse.   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/27/2016 - 7:05am
Being where we are rather than where we think we should be or where we wish we could be. Cultivating the capacity to be patient with ourselves and others, knowing that we are all doing the best we can in each moment.   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/26/2016 - 7:05am
The transformative power of love and generosity The acts of kindness that change us and the world Cultivating the commitment to let what we most love and value guide our actions.     See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/25/2016 - 7:05am
To love the world so much that every day something breaks open our hearts   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/24/2016 - 7:05pm
Defining the path Creating practices that guide us in giving and receiving the Divine love that flows through us and all the world   See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/23/2016 - 7:05pm
The continual flow of love in the universe Love without limit The journey begins with an invitation to know that we are loved absolutely. This shall be my meditation day and night: I am loved, I am cherished for being exactly who I am. And through this love I bring forth blessing.     See today's Omer practice and read scripture in English and Hebrew on our daily Omer page.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/22/2016 - 6:54am
As we enter into Pesach, the Festival of Liberation, may we soften our hearts, lift up our eyes and recognize each other in ourselves. May we release all that has kept us bound.   May we know our connection with all life.   And as we listen to the cries for freedom that sound throughout the world, may we hear them as our own.   May Pesach release us all into the expanse of love, healing, understanding and peace.   Chag sameyach—Blessings of renewal and relationship...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/21/2016 - 6:43am
Mitzrayim is the narrow place, the locale of constriction, disconnection, small, limited perspective.   When we take the letters that spell the word tzar, narrowness, out of mitzrayim we are left with the word mayim: waters.  Leaving the narrow place brings us to the waters of change, movement and transformation.   When we take the letters that spell the word tzar, narrowness out of mitzriyam, we also hear Mah im . . . what if . . . . When we leave the narrow place, our vision...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/20/2016 - 6:36am
When we begin the Seder, the matzah is lechem oni—the bread of affliction.   By the middle of the seder the matzah has become the afikomen—the dessert—what we seek, what we long for.   The transformation starts as we lift up the three matzot, break the middle matzah and call, “This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt.  Let all who are hungry come and eat.”   As we acknowledge the suffering and brokenness that...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 04/19/2016 - 6:31am
In the Pesach story we are taught that oppression results from fear and from the unwillingness to open one’s heart to the pain and experience of others.  It is fear that brings about the enslavement of the Israelites and it is a hardening of the heart that keeps them and the Pharaoh in bondage. Each time we are able to resist the temptation to harden our hearts to our own pain and to the pain of others, we resist oppression.  Every time we are able to act with compassion rather...

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