For me, Yesod, Bonding is a Foundation with chevre, with community and comes from a womb creating many 'babies' including music. Today I think of Service to G*d and community when I see a photo I shot of the stained glass window at Reb Shlomo Carlebach's, z"l, upper west side synagogue. I loved Reb Shlomo and loved being his percussionist. As a drummer, I continue to serve Judaism with joy, and love sharing Shlomo's music that he received from Shamayim.
I can't think of the blemish that needs rectifying in this situation. All the time I strive to be better, to be a better support, thus this must help purify where I have qualities needing cleansing. My music although 'out there' accompanying other musicians, is very personal to me. I regularly check in with the Holy One to make sure that what comes from my heart and soul and hands is in the right Truthful spiritual direction. I know my music helps Bond spiritual community, as members let me know, so that is also reassuring to me to affirm my playing schedules and venues. My music comes from the first Temple.
My music is about Truth. I don't think of my music in Beauty, but yes, some aspects of it are, such as when I play the gentle chimes and can hear angels twinkling. I guess it is in Beauty because people are inspired and uplifted. That is Truth. People pray and dance to my accompanying Sounds of Joy. My music is in Balance and Harmony with the other musicians.
In addition to my drumming percussion, my gift of Singing Bowls meditations comes from my Yesod, and how I am guided to birth the massaging sounds.
In both ongoing experiences, I am humble and grateful, knowing that I am a vessel and the sounds of my hands as they play instruments, come through me from the Holy One. I am grateful to be blessed to Serve G*d With Joy.
Another example of my Serving G*d in Joy within qualities of Creating in Beauty.
American Jewish University 'Rare Books' librarian contacted me today to help illustrate the new Pirkei Avot books exhibition.
Today I sent a photo of a truly magnificent golden sunrise to portray a quote. I feel this is mamash truth of the energies of today-- sharing one of my creations, a photo of G*d's Glory, to assist in balancing beauty of a book display. - Joy Krauthammer