Counting the Omer – Day 27
Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonay our God, ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer.
Today is day twenty-seven which is three weeks and six days of the Omer. Hayom yom esrim ve sheva she hem shlosha shavuot ve shisha yammim laOmer.
Today is Yesod be Netzakh, family within power, intimacy within victory.
Some of the trait combinations really work. Some have cool images associated with them. Some are less simple. This one seems a bit contradictory – intimacy within victory? Victory, power – by their nature they are combative; they create conflict, which seems like an antithesis of intimacy. So, at first, this day makes no sense. Then I remember those fights that took me t a deeper understanding of a loved one, that finally let me hear and be heard, and I realize that a fight and even a victory don’t have to mean the end of closeness. If I engage – fully and completely – then I build intimacy. That’s a victory, in and of itself.
Today, we win when we engage fully and build intimacy.