Today is forty-five days, which is six weeks and three days of the Omer. אמת שבשכינה. Emet ShebeShechinah. Truth of Divine Presence.
Recently, there has been a lot of conversation regarding the lack of shared truth. How partisan news sources and social media distort basic facts, and society lacks grounding in shared truth. This can make people wary of discussing truth that is beyond material reality.
Honor empirical truth
Yes, we must honor empirical truth. We must honor scientific knowledge, and encourage respect for subject matter experts.
The Truth beyond the veil
Moving beyond polemics, we encounter a deeper level of truth. A welcoming prayer space provides a respite for all spiritual seekers, regardless of beliefs. In the right milieu, no one has to be taught how to be in a prayer space. We allow our bodies to release tension and sink into the present moment. Breathing deeply, we consider the miracles that surround us. Making space for the deeper truth within ourselves bursting to be actualized.
Allowing myself to sink into prayerful meditation helped me find the Truth of Divine Presence within me. First, I calmed down my inner dialog. I let go of work troubles. And I let go of the existential angst of feeling like I wasn’t being seen or living up to my potential (a deadly inner dialog that at times left me painfully frozen in destructive patterns).
Truth of Divine Presence revealed through Judaism
We can find depths everywhere. My soul is transformed by the depths of truth available through Jewish wisdom. My prayer is to share this journey with as many people as possible. I want to help reveal the Truths of the Divine Presence that become clear through a Jewish lens.
What is the Truth of Divine Presence calling to you?
Previously on this day in the Omer
45 Days of the Omer 5778 / 2018: Honoring the holiness that pulses beyond time and space.
45 Days of the Omer 5777 / 2017: Finding the core truth that motivates you.