Forty-one days of the Omer 5777

Today is forty-one days, which is six weeks and six days, of the Omer. Yesod of Yesod. Bonding of Bonding.

Today is the day to face your personality. It is the reflection of all of your inner drives and higher aspirations. It is the fabric from which the world sees you and hears you.

A personality can be difficult to clearly uncover. You may think it’s ridiculous to even claim typology exists, that all that a human is, was, and will be can be sorted into different, cleanly defined hats. I definitely thought that when the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was the only system I knew (and when I seemed to be beaten over the head with it at work and by a career coach).

The Enneagram, on the other hand, speaks to me. It speaks to my possibilities, my blind spots, and my natural abilities. It is another gift I found through Rabbi Mordecai Finley.

Facing the dark side of my personality — the way people perceive me as cold, all-knowing, and impatient — is painful. A lifetime of habits is hard to break. Leaning into softness is my growth edge. Having a spiritual practice helps me disassociate with my ego’s deep wounds, its desperate desire to be validated, and its need for constant forward motion.

May all that you have uncovered thus far on our journey through the sephirot help you listen to the core of your being. May you feel the deep resonance of your unconscious. May the holiness within fill you with light and love, and the will to seek the good. Trust that you are the best version of yourself you could possibility be. And on a daily basis, you become a better version of yourself.

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