Thirty-seven days of the Omer: Boundaries in Bonding

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Today is thirty-seven days, which is five weeks and two days of the Omer. גבורה שביסוד, Gevurah ShebeYesod, Boundaries in Bonding.

Counting the Omer can bring clarity to your own vision of Lovingkindness, Grace, Boundaries, Discipline, Beauty, Truth, Endurance, Eternity, Splendor, Prayer, Bonding, Foundation, Sovereignty, and Indwelling.

This is a chance to meditate into your own road map. What values are most important to you? How do you want to manifest them in your life? Do your daily interactions align with your highest values? How can your thoughts, feelings, and actions reflect your values?

You need a clear vision of what is important to you before you can grow healthy boundaries. This isn’t about being selfish or aloof. This is about healthy bonding based on deep clarity.

Sometimes, we are afraid to assert our boundaries, thinking that this will hurt the people we are building bonds with. Or we are so separated from our true selves that we don’t understand what a healthy boundary is.

Politically, boundaries are manipulated and weaponized. Boundaries are disparaged by people claiming to speak for the less powerful. The breakdown of boundaries between peoples has led to the rise of far right political parties across the world.

Yet, deep health relies on clear boundaries. I need space for my own journey. My children need space to grow into themselves. My community needs space to feel secure and coalesce around shared values.

May you discern the boundaries you need to thrive and develop healthy bonds.

Previously on this day in the Omer

37 days of the Omer 5778 / 2018: Hold space for yourself while building community.

37 days of the Omer 5777 / 2017: Discipline in interpersonal relationships.

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