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Counting of the Omer, 2007

Week 6 Intentions

Baruch atah adonay eloheynu melech ha'olam asher kidshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu al sefirat ha'omer.

Blessed are you, HASHEM, our God, who makes us holy with mitzvot and has commanded us to count the Omer.

Ha-yom shi-sha u'sheloshim yom, shehaym chami-sha shavuot v'yom echad ba-omer.   Today is thirty-six days, which equals five weeks and one day of the Omer.

Chesed of Yesod

i'll never forget
     your saving gift of respons-
            ibility.

Will

Mashpia part 16
Day 36 of the Counting
Chesed in Yesod

Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring



In the heavenly
        Detroit


The crown was bound
        Tightly


To the head of the supernal
        Mashpia


The font of
        Kindness


Bald as a
        Berry


Sonny boy
        Come close





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Ha-yom shiva u'sheloshim yom, shehaym chami-sha shavuot ushnay yamim ba-omer. Today is thirty-seven days, which equals five weeks and two days of the Omer.

Gevurah of Yesod

i've seen these tricks, heard
      these lies before; who am i
            to not pass judgment?

Will

Mashpia part 17
Today is day 37 of the Counting
Gevurah in Yesod


Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring




Overwhelmed I am
         Right now


Receiving
         What you taught me


With these words
         This form


Anytime I choose
         I speak with you


I mean -- I am spoken to
         Again




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Ha-yom shemonah u'sheloshim yom, shehaym  chami-sha shavuot u'shelosha yamim ba-omer.   Today is thirty-eight days, which equals five weeks and three days of the Omer

Tiferet of Yesod

messiah tends his
     wounds one at a time; perhaps
           today is the day.

Will

Mashpia part 18
Today is day 38 of the Counting
Tiferet in Yesod


Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring




He gave up the bean


In favor of meditation


Once he sat in the sand


Everywhere he gazed there was fire


Until he loved the world


All of it


He believed if he could do one thing


That right


Twice


He might repair


The earthly Detroit


Even




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Ha-yom tisha u'sheloshim yom, shehaym chami-sha shavuot va'arba-a yamim ba-omer Today is thirty-nine days, which equals five weeks and four days of the Omer

Netzach of Yesod

i hinder my own
     passage: a skillful swimmer
            would make fewer waves

Will

Mashpia part 20
Netach in Yesod

Today is the 39th day of the Counting

Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring

There were many kinds of
leadership

Resistance was in the
Land

Some led by
mothering

Others by that crazy
mantra

I'm a man
I spell M

 

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It is a wise man
Who keeps his options open
To experience  More

Michele C. Long

Ha-yom arba-im yom, shehaym chami-sha shavuot va'chamisha yamim ba-omer Today is forty days, which equals five weeks and five days of the Omer

Hod of Yesod

who is this, that has
      seen the horror of the pit
            and can still read dreams?

Will

Today is day 40 of the Counting
Hod of Yesod

Mashpia part 20

Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring

 

Lost my way
To the upper garden

Reverence for all things
Un – frozen

The work
Is everything

Disco diarist leading
With precision

Sharpen your pencil
He says

 

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Hayom e-chad v'arbaim yom, shehaym  chami-sha shavuot v'shi-sha yamim ba-omer.  Today is forty-one days, which equals five weeks and six days of the Omer.

Yesod of Yesod

i come before you
     boldly, as an equal,
           to be forgiven.

Will

Mashpia part 21

Today is day 41 of the counting
Yesod in Yesod

A Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring

 

Sourcing resourcing

An infinite regression

All I owe I am before

Before me there was you

Before you

You

 

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Ha-yom sh'nayim v'arbaim yom, shehaym shi-sha shavuot ba-omer. Today is forty-two days, which equals six weeks of the Omer.

Malkut of Yesod

"let justice flow down
     like waters; righteousness like
             an unfailing stream."

Yesterday's chaiku adapted (stolen, really) from William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"

Will

Mashpia part 22

 

The counting day 42
Malkhut in Yesod

Mashpia is an influence, a spiritual mentoring

 

I hug the side
of your house

I grow in the shade
even

I throw a spindle of spines
symmetrical flowers

To the sky
this is how I pray

That big freeze in March?
no problem

I am a plant
I don’t know my name

 

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