A Way In Blog

Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/21/2012 - 11:08am
Blessings on this summer solstice and rosh hodesh tammuz.  May this month of light and fire guide us in: Bracha: seeing the blessings that surround us,  Hayim: perceiving the life force that flows through us  Tovah noticing the good that surrounds us.  And may this awareness guide us in stepping forward with bitachon, trust in our ability to meet whatever arises well.
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/21/2012 - 8:00am
Second day of Rosh Hodesh Tammuz, first full day of summer: From You, Eternal Mystery, comes the day and the night. The sun and luminaries are established by You. You make present all the boundaries of the earth. The summer and winter, You form them.                                          ...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/20/2012 - 8:00am
For Rosh Hodesh Tammuz and the Summer Solstice: I say to the One, “I am always with you. You are holding my hand, You guide me with your counsel And take me toward honor.”              (Psalm 73:23-24) What would it feel like to imagine our hands being held by the Mystery and our footsteps being guided? * Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael Levy. Counting forward from...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/19/2012 - 8:00am
May the mountains inspire well-being And the hills call forth justice.                                                            (Psalm 72:3)   What wisdom can we learn from the natural world...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/18/2012 - 8:00am
Be for me a sheltering rock To which I can always come. (Psalm 71:3) Where do we find shelter? Where do we find rest? * 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 A Way In Jewish Mindfulness Center to support this...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/17/2012 - 8:00am
Let all who seek You find joy and gladness. May love of Your presence inspire our words and exalt our spirits. (Psalm 70:5) How does joy feel in our body? How does experiencing love shape our perceptions and our actions? * 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 | 06/15/2012 - 5:00pm
I am my prayer to You in every moment. With abundant love, answer me with the truth of Your presence.  (Psalm 69:14) How can we remember that our lives are our offerings And that who we are is enough? * 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...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/15/2012 - 8:00am
Blessed is the Mystery. In every moment we are supported.  (Psalm 68:20) What would it be like to know, to trust that in every moment that we are supported?   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 A...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/14/2012 - 8:00am
May we experience the blessings of the Mystery In the bounty of the earth. Bless us and guide us in living with awe And singing, shouting with joy.   (Psalm 67: 7,8,5)   What inspires our awe? How can we cultivate joy? *   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...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/13/2012 - 8:00am
Sing of the glories of life, Praise the beauty and wonder. All the earth bows And sings songs to the One. I enter Your presence, raising up my offerings. I will make whole my vows. Blessed is the One who listens And receives our offerings with love.    (Psalm 66:2,4,13,19,20)   What do we offer to each other, to the earth? What promises do we hope to fulfill?   *     Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness teachings and suggestions for practice by Rabbi Yael...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/12/2012 - 8:00am
To You, God, silence is praise. Fulfilled is the person who chooses to draw near And dwell with you, Who opens to the goodness of your presence. In awe we witness You In the bringing forth of the morning And as the evening sings with joy. We see you in the fields cloaked with sheep And in the valleys enveloped in grain. The fields, the valleys, the sheep shout with gladness. They even sing. All this is revealed In our praise of silence.   (Psalm 65: 1,5,9,14)   What do we notice...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/11/2012 - 8:00am
May our hearts be open and clear, May we take refuge in the unfolding mystery. (Psalm 64) * 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 A Way In Jewish Mindfulness Center to support this work.  
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/10/2012 - 8:00am
Yes, I will offer blessings with my life. To all that is I lift my hands.               (Psalm 63:5)   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...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 06/08/2012 - 5:00pm
Be silent for God, my soul. For from God is hope.   Trust in God in every moment             And when the soul gets shaky             And the mind besieged by fear Pour out your heart before the One. (Psalm 62: 6,9,11)   * 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 | 06/08/2012 - 8:00am
The soul cries, Please listen to my song, hear my prayer. Lead me to a rock that is too high without you. You are a refuge, a tower of strength from all that assails me. I will dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in your wings. You are the One who has heard my vows. I will sing to your name always, To make whole my promises in every moment. (Psalm 61)   What support and inner resources do we need to fulfill our deepest and most heartfelt promises to ourselves and others?...

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