Fifteen Days of the Omer 5778

Today is fifteen days, which is two weeks and one day of the Omer. חסד שבתפארת / שבאמת / שברחמים, Chesed of Tiferet / Emet, Grace of Beauty / Truth / Compassion.

The complete and unwavering love in compassion. Radical empathy, piercing to the heart of the other person, breaking some of the barriers between you. Moving towards oneness; creating an I-Thou relationship, refusing to stay within an I-It paradigm.

The grace of beauty. The transformative power of art to allow you to pierce through the veils that blind you from seeing other perspectives. The grace of epic myths that speak to the heart of the human condition. The grace of a song that speaks mountains more than prose.

The overwhelming joy from feeling Truth and living Truth. The feeling of being held by the truth that guides your life and gives you meaning.

May you be nurtured by a community that honors the grace of your truth. May you be able to meet all living things with the grace of compassion. And may you flow with the power pulsing through the grace of beauty.

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