Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy
What is my path, my purpose toward the Divine One?
Do rocks, challenges, become obstacles (to a well),
or provide places to step higher on the path?
Can you hear the sounds of water
tinkle, splash, rush
falling, passing over the stones?
Is the heart awakened?
In the quiet shade of trees,
high, by a cliff, Big Sur
overlooking the ocean,
I have sat
on raised stones
in a gentle mountain spring,
and played my Tibetan singing bowl.
I sing Shalom / peace. I am grateful. I am at Onement.
- Joy Krauthammer
G*d is Love
We are created B'Tzelem Elokim / in the image of G*d.
River of Light of our illuminated heart lives in the path of the Tree of Life.
Beginning with Chesed / Loving-Kindness to Malchut / Shekhina's Presence of full Light,
49 Gates of our emotions and actions
flow through the heart
from the Source.
Perek Shira: The Rivers are saying: “Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing for joy together!” (Psalms 98:8)
Genesis 2:10 "A river watering the garden flowed from Eden;" Genesis 2:10-14 lists four rivers in association with the Garden of Eden.
Psalm 46:4 "There is a River whose streams make glad the City of G*d."
Psalm 23:2 "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters." Ecclesiastes 1:7 "All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from where the rivers come, thither they return again."
Water as a metaphor for Torah:
Bava Kama 17A "There is no water except Torah."
Isaiah 55:1 "O, all who are thirsty, come for water." "The beginning of all paths and the starting point of every climb is to open yourself to receive from Above." - The Rebbe's words condensed by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, Chabad.org