Tonight begins the forty-second day of the Counting of the Omer, six weeks. It is the day of the divine quality of Malchut within Yesod, Nobility within Foundation. It is in our relationship with others that we find our own highest self. Are all of your relationships dignified? Do they enhance your ability to take ownership of your life? Do you draw the highest qualities out of others?
Tonight begins the forty-first day of the Counting of the Omer, five weeks and six days. It is the day of the divine quality of Yesod within Yesod, Foundation within Foundation. The foundation of our personhood rests in the way we relate to others. Are the relationships you form with others real? Are you superficial or distant in places where you should be genuine and committed to others?
Tonight begins the fortieth day of the Counting of the Omer, five weeks and five days. It is the day of the divine quality of Hod within Yesod, Humility within Foundation. Forming a genuine relationship with another person requires us to quiet the noise of our egos in order to hear the soul of the person with whom we wish to connect. Does your ego get in the way of forming relationships with others? Do you allow yourself to appreciate the needs and desires of others?
Tonight begins the thirty-ninth day of the Counting of the Omer, five weeks and four days. It is the day of the divine quality of Netzach within Yesod, Endurance within Foundation. Connection to others requires commitment and persistence. Being in relationship with others requires us to be alert and responsive to their needs for the long haul. Are you willing to do the hard work of maintaining your relationships? Do your connections to others endure?
Tonight begins the thirty-eighth day of the Counting of the Omer, five weeks and three days. It is the day of the divine quality of Tiferet within Yesod, Balance within Foundation. Our connections to other people serve as our foundation if they are balanced. Do you allow other people to shine, or do you demand all the limelight? Do you allow balance in your relationships?
Tonight begins the thirty-seventh day of the Counting of the Omer, five weeks and two days. It is the day of the divine quality of Gevurah within Yesod, Discipline within Foundation. The way we treat others reveals more about our character than anything else we do. Do you practice self-discipline in the way you interact with others? Are you rigorous in being honest and honorable in your relationships?
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