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Rabbi's Message

05/01/2020 05:26:37 PM

May1

Dear Chevre,

 

On this journey through the wilderness between Passover and Shavuot, we are in the Omer week of the kabbalistic quality of Netzach, which means eternity and endurance. In our current times, we have to keep perspective, take the long view, be reminded that we won’t be in this situation forever. At the same time, we need to pace ourselves, because this will be a marathon and it necessitates our commitment. We are on a journey, and one that requires taking care of our physical selves which are inextricably connected to our emotions and thoughts.

 

How can we be embodied as a grounding spiritual tool for navigating our way through the wilderness of uncertainty as we ready ourselves for revelation at Shavuot and as we live through this pandemic?

 

This Sunday at 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm I will be teaching Torah Yoga at the Wellness Day sponsored by Congregation Beth El, and on Monday morning Debra Brosan will be leading us in dance from 9:30 am – 10:15 am. (The Zoom links are in the recent e-bulletin.) Many of us are gardening, walking, and engaging in physical activities. Staying grounded in our bodies helps steady our souls and minds. It also allows us to be more present and able to serve others.

 

This Shabbat, what will you do to ground yourself? What embodied practice will draw you closer to your felt experience this next week?

 

I look forward to seeing you at 7:30 pm this evening and 10:00 am tomorrow for Zimra services.

 

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom,

 

Rabbi Diana

Wed, July 8 2020 16 Tammuz 5780