A Way In Blog

Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/20/2012 - 8:00am
I give thanks with a full heart From the hidden places inside With intention and in the midst of holy community.  I give thanks.                                        (Psalm 111:1)   Recall a time you made a choice to act in alignment with your values, your truths. * This is the First Week of Elul, in...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/19/2012 - 8:00am
With a full heart I give thanks to the One.  With an open heart I speak of the wonders of life (Psalm 9:2)   Recall a time this past year that was filled with wonder and blessing. Take a moment to speak of it to yourself, to write about it or to share it with someone. Give thanks.   * This is the First Week of Elul, in which we focus on our relationship with ourselves. The Week’s Practice is Gratitude. It also is traditional to say Psalm 27 each morning during the month....
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/17/2012 - 5:00pm
How amazing is the unfolding mystery How deep and unfathomable the Infinite design.  (Psalm 92:6) We welcome the new month of Elul by returning our attention again and again to the beauty of the natural world, noticing patterns and connections. We pause and give thanks for what we see, taste, touch, smell, and hear. * This is the First Week of Elul, in which we focus on our relationship with ourselves. The Week’s Practice is Gratitude. It is traditional to say Psalm 27 each morning...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/17/2012 - 8:00am
Wait expectantly All who direct their hearts toward the One now and in every moment wait expectantly with hope. (Psalm 131:3)   What helps us cultivate patience? What do we hope for?   * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/16/2012 - 8:00am
A song of ascents: Out of the depths I call to the One, For with the One is forgiveness. I place my hope in the Unfolding Mystery. My whole being hopes. For the One’s word I wait expectantly. (Psalm 130: 1,4,5)   To whom do we need to offer forgiveness? To whom do we need to ask forgiveness? How can we best forgive ourselves?   * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/15/2012 - 8:00am
We bless you In the name of the unfolding mystery.  We offer blessing for all that is. (Psalm 129:8)   We remind ourselves to offer blessings of gratitude For the food we eat, The water we drink, And to the earth that nurtures and sustains us. * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/14/2012 - 8:00am
A song of Ascents:  Content are those who live in awe And walk in the ways of mystery. (Psalm 128:1)   Who and what has helped shaped our path? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please consider a donation to support this...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/13/2012 - 8:00am
Opening to the presence of the Mystery Turns us toward meaning, refuge and encounter. (Psalm 127:1)   What gives us hope? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please consider a donation to support this work. A Way In Jewish...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/12/2012 - 8:00am
Though he walks along weeping, Carrying the potential of what could be, He will come back with songs of joy Lifting up the fruits of his labors.                     (Psalm 126:6)   How do you experience the interconnection of sadness and joy?   * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day,...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/10/2012 - 5:00pm
Goodness flows through heart-directed action. Goodness flows through.  (Psalm 125:4)   How do we want to direct our hearts?   * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please consider a donation to support this work. A Way In...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/10/2012 - 8:00am
My soul is like a bird escaped from the hunters trap. The snare broke and we were freed. (Psalm 124:7)   What traps do we find ourselves in? What needs to break open so we can be free? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/09/2012 - 8:00am
Be gracious to us, Source of All. Be gracious.  (Psalm 123:3)   When have we experienced a surprising moment of grace? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please consider a donation to support this work. A Way In Jewish...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/08/2012 - 8:00am
For the sake of my brothers, my sisters and friends, I pray for peace. For the sake of creation, I seek well-being for all.  (Psalm 122:9)   May we pray each day for the well-being of each other and all the earth. * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/07/2012 - 8:00am
I lift my eyes to the mountains From where does my help come? My help comes from the One who is beyond the Mystery And within all the earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)   When was a time we asked for and received help?   * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 08/06/2012 - 8:00am
In distress I called out to the One And the One answered me.  (Psalm 120:1)   What do we do when we experience distress? How can we turn toward help? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from Shavuot, the 50th day, Rabbi Yael shares a teaching inspired by the Book of Psalms. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar -- it shall not go out. -- Leviticus 6:6 Please consider a donation to support...

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