Thirty-nine days of the Omer 5777

Today is thirty-nine days, which is five weeks and four days, of the Omer. Netzach of Yesod, Eternity of Bonding / Foundation.

I aspire to speak from love at all times, and especially with my children. I fail, sometimes on an hourly basis.

What does it take to have an Eternal Foundation? How can one obtain a foothold in the eternal?

First, by laying the foundation in the material world: get enough sleep, take care of yourself when sick, and most importantly: take it easy on yourself. My allergies have overwhelmed me. I know it is not my fault and it is definitely not my kids’ fault that every drop of pollination sends my sinuses into a tailspin.

This Shabbat, I will meditate on the Eternal Foundation I aspire to align myself with. I will pray that I am released from the grip of the Yetzer HaRa, inclination toward evil, when dealing with an obstinate child or a half-baked scheme.

And I will trust in Supernal Holiness as I inch closer to completing this semester.

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