where the plow of desire and seeds of curiosity hit the soil of earth
in the field of dreams, where love can grow.
WORD: ד/Dalet is the seed of curious desire for connection opening doors of change / Drishah
WORD-PLAY: The Hebrew name of the fourth letter, dalet, means ‘door,’ a passageway from one space (and time) to another. The Greek name for its version of the same letter is delta, Δ, a similar sounding symbol...
ג/Gimel is generosity, steady, sustainable acts of loving kindness
overflowing from one to an other.
WORD: Generosity, sustainable forms of giving loving-kindness /Gemilut hesed
WORD-PLAY: This letter’s name, Gimel, is rooted in the Hebrew word for camel, gamel. Two prominent traits characterize the camel: 1) willingness to serve, and 2) endurance, able to travel vast stretches of desert without water breaks. (Apparently, the memory capacity of...
WORD: Discerning-awareness / Binah – constructive thought
PRACTICE: The practice of reciting blessings is central in traditional Jewish circles. The sages recommend striving to say 100 blessings each day. The essence of the practice is to simply name moments, occurrences, places, objects and subjects as blessings. When rebooting...
Going to try something a little different for the next 22 weeks.
Let me know what you think.
Alphabet Soup for the Soul:
What does nourish the soul, really? In Proverbs, we learn that a “human soul, nishmat adam, is a candle of the Divine, ner hashem.” So what keeps that candle lit? According to an ancient source in Jewish mystical tradition, The Book of Creation [Sepher Yetzirah], Creation was not a one-time event taking place millennia ago. Cr...