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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


ספירת העומר

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer
Hod sh b'Netzach - day 26, 3 full weeks and 5 days of 7 Omer weeks

Mother’s Day today ~ Celebrate in Glory and Success

photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer 


Splendor of going forward in Hod/Gratitude and Appreciation, and preparing on schedule with Netzach/Determination, a celebration greeting card for mothers. My inner strength comes from the Divine, as does my acknowledgment of Gratitude, for all I have and endure.

Photographing pretty flowers and birds, and with a challenge to create in ways I have not done before: melding photos without defined borders, and enhancing and embellishing images to give joy to recipients (and to me). 

I didn’t know how to digitally do what I desired with photo collage, so learned with computer tutorial, and gratefully embraced a joyous teacher for assistance. (Thank you dear Stephanie. My Hod feels the Gratitude. It is so much fun to digitally blur edges to prettify borders.) 

It is my inner strength that allows me to pursue with passion and depth, and not give up, even making a greeting card, until I succeed at my desires.

To achieve photos of birds, I needed patience and vision. For many years I had driven past a little lake, and finally the Chatsworth lake was made public, days ago, for only one day. I went to the nature preserve and caught the shot of bird, a white egret. The dove I believe is nesting around my property as pairs of doves have done in the past. May the doves succeed in hatching their eggs, becoming parents, and have baby birds fly to maturity. May the Black Phoebe aka Tuxedo birds nesting in my porch, also reach a happy mother's day.

I wish all those I know a Happy Mother's Day. Those who have or have had mothers, and those who are mothers, and those who are mothers to something important in their life- animals, plants, trees, programs, and those who are honorary mother's, to even adults like me. 

What are the obstacles in my path in order to succeed, and then to reach a state of splendor and gratitude?
Does trying, and succeeding help me purify myself, my qualities, toward preparing for Shavuot?
How can I best show gratitude for all that I have, and have endured to achieve success?

I know that challenges are to be spiritually seen as blesSings, but only when the blesSings are revealed do I understand that.

I humbly know that the splendor I experience comes from the Divine, as does my inner strength to endure experiences, and for determination to reach goals. Baruch Hashem.

- Joy Krauthammer

Another Joy card, © Joy Krauthammer  

The orchids images here are the flowers that my sister 'mothers'.
Can you see the shades of pink in the little heart apostrophe?
I created the card out of nothing and added fonts and colors and frames and flowers!

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