Hod sh b'Malchut
Gratitude and Reverberation within Shechina's Indwelling Radiance
Ways of knowing the individuality of the Sephirot pair.
Following a meditation on the Holy Temple and being in the Temple Tunnel,
In Hod, I painted this Ohr canvas (including the sides) filled also with a Magen Dovid in form of a flower, and added feathers, gemstones and sparkles.
I had not painted with a brush since a few decades earlier.
After Counting the Omer for 49 days, and then away at a Shavuot retreat (with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi), during Yiskor, in my mind, I conceived a flame from this painting, for my own use as a Yiskor flame when no candle was available. Once back at home across the country, I then used the visualization concept of candle to create the 2-sided "Memory Flame" card from the Ohr painting and Yiskor service. I manifested the cards soon after that, and in fullness of Malchut, I've been sharing the cards for many years, with people who have lost loved ones and are grieving.
(Story on Light: http://joys-prose.blogspot.com/2006/12/light.html )
May the refinement work of cosmic cleansing that I do on myself during the 49 days of Kabbalistically Counting the Sephirat HaOmer help me to mamash/truly be who I am, and need to become. I desire to delete klipot/husks (negative influences) and again ready myself for Shavuot by strengthening, elevating and perfecting my midot/character traits.