Thirty-five days of the Omer 5777

Today is thirty-five days, which is five weeks, of the Omer. Shechinah / Malchut of Hod, Indwelling / Kingdom of Splendor.

How do you allow your body to be a temple of Splendor? Be humble.

Kabbalah teaches that everything in the world has a soul, a nefesh. Even a rock, a carrot, a car has an essential aspect that connects it to the Divine. There are three levels of soul, nefesh is the lowest level. Think about the way the atoms of the universe are all connected – how when a proton jumps from one location to another, it disappears. That ether that we’ve begun to describe with quantum mechanics, that is the realm of nefesh.

Every human you encounter also has a ruach, a soul connected to her ego’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions. And she has a neshama, a soul that reaches beyond her to connect with the infinite.

So when you encounter another person today, remember her three-fold soul and pause before criticizing, complaining, condemning, or continuing conflict. May we all have the ability to recognize the Splendor of the world around us and may our actions elevate the day and the world.

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