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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

Malchut sh b'Malchut ~ Hand of Joy 
Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer - day 49, 7 full completed weeks

"Serve G*d With Joy"
“Ivdu Et Hashem B’Simcha” - Psalm 100:2
Joy I feel as I "Serve G*d With Joy".
JOY is catching a Sunbean with which to serve G*d.
© Joy Krauthammer, Gila Rena Tzohara,  5.28.2014
Double Joy and Light

Sephirat HaOmer Day 49 Malchut sh b'Malchut

What are your unique gifts from the work of your hands?

Describe your sacred vessel. 
Write, dance, paint, photograph, sing it, and let me know.
What is its form? What does it hold?
What do you embody in YOUR vessel and share?
How do you in all that you are, 
with Shechina, Indwelling Presence, and by your side, serve the Holy One?
How do you flow?
How are you a blesSing?

How do I see this completion of 7 weeks of Omer Counting in Malchut sh b'Malchut?

What is my truth in MALCHUT, the flow of all vessels’ energy through me?
Have I been cleansed with the flow and journey fulfilled with prior 7 Sephirat HaOmer weeks?
How have I reflected and connected?

Light energies in Malchut I have received flowing 

through Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod.

Expressed elements flow from above to below to receive and become ultimate expressions of character in the Tree of Life.
ALL the Kabbalistic energies are gathered in full that we hold, and encompass as human vessels created in Divine Light of Divine Presence Within Divine Presence.

Receive fullness of flow through hands and send out energy through hands.
Light of Shechina becomes unified, circulated, revealed in completion of circulation.

Thank you Holy One for this annual journey, preparing for Shavuot, 50th day.
I am grateful.

open our hand...
          to touch others...      to love others…  
to inspire others...  to uplift others
          to reach out for what is right, and Tzedek/justice...
to add and increase a smile on the faces of others
to heal.
To receive.

On this Sephirat haOmer day within Kabbalistic week of Malchut
in Bikkur Cholim
In compassion
I touched, gently stroked the tissue-thin delicate skin on elderly hand 
and covering soul
of my friend 
on hospice
I can share my hand with hers 
only for the next few days
as G*d wills it.
- Joy

(May Lenore's, obm, soul dance with her Indian ancestors.)

Sunstar Hand reaches out to Source as I serve G*d in Joy,
endless, countless ways of being in JOY. 
Countless ways of seeing and sharing joy. 

IN JOY with my hands: I bless, express, kiss, give, share, take, receive, hold, touch, soothe, heal, plant, harvest, water, turn, color, roughen, smooth, throw, pot, weave, photograph, paint, drum, dance, sign, turn pages, follow words/read, click mouse, swim, dial, play ball, bake, create, write, type, wash, feel, eat, massage, 
make puppet shadows, hang frames, hold bubble bottles, babies, hands, and share love notes. 

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. 
I acted and behold, service was joy.”  ― Rabindranath Tagore

"A person reaches in three directions: Inward, to oneself. Up, to G*d. Out, to others. 
The miracle of life is that in truly reaching in any one direction, one embraces all three."
― Rebbe Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev

"Our hands are the holiest part of our body because they reach the highest." ― Reb Shlomo Carlebach

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi 

In the study of Torah there is infinite delight.  In the act of a mitzvah there is unlimited joy."
 ― The Rebbe, Maamar Arbaah Rashei Shanim Heim, 5731

Coming through Malchut, Sephirah attribute of ultimate individual expression, through my hands, holy vessels, I feel the flow of Joy from the Divine, as I offer personal gifts, and they are received. BlesSings Abound.

from Omer Day 44, Gevurah sh b'Malchut ~ Radiant JOY of Shechina

From where does my JOY come that I "Serve G*d With Joy"?
In my garden each morning for my prayers, I face East toward Jerusalem.
I feel the Indwelling Presence; the strength of the Holy One infuses me with the Glory of Gifts.

In the darkness, waiting for sun to rise, my heart expands in joy receiving arrival of colors aligned amongst clouds and mountains and seen through trees, of the rising sun. The swift hummingbird sits quietly observing atop the fig tree, and nearby, Ms. Mockingbird sings also on an uppermost branch, and radiance appears to our world with a starburst of transcendent brilliance. 

I am already full,  full as Malchut and filled with joy, joy to Serve G*d With Joy. 
 “Ivdu Et Hashem B’Simcha”  - Psalm 100:2
 -  Joy Krauthammer

  Gates of Gila
   שַׁעֲרֵי  גִילָה

My name, Joy, is the ultimate description of my strongest quality. I have courage to follow my heart, and to take a stand, speak out, challenge contemporary plagues, and pursue Tzedek / justice and Emet / truth.  
I do Tikkun Olam and help to fix and improve our world, to open the Gate of Gila.

My Hebrew name is Gila (greatest joy of happiness) Rena (joy of song) Tzohara (window for radiant light at the top of Noah’s ark to reveal G*dly energy). Gila Rena Tzohara translates to "Double Joy and Light / Paahmayim Gila v'Ohr." My double Joy mission is to make a Tzohar / window in my life and allow the Divine grace of CHESED with joy to illuminate every action.
A Joy Key is knowing that my name reflects my Neshamah / soul. I will reach the heavenly gates knowing (as did Reb Zusha) that I was myself: Joy in Four Worlds: Spirit, Mind, Heart and Body. My joy flows through the 6th Gate, Yesod sh b'Chesed, in a Shefa / abunDance of awe, creativity, communication, and Chesed / loving-kindness.
My joy fills in the 49th Gate in Malchut sh b'Malchut.

Excerpt from:  http://joy-shared.blogspot.com/2012/04/gates-to-gilagates-to-joy.html

'Hand of Joy' photo was intentionally shot this week in the zechut/merit of neighbor, Karen, z"l, who loved to sparkle. The visor, always seen on her head as she drove past in her red convertible– was covered in sequins.
In her memory, a week ago at Shiva, the officiating rabbis--her dear friends, asked Chevre/community to 'go out and sparkle'. This was personally important to me because, through my efforts for several years directing a consortium, a community-wide Jewish adult education program 33 years ago (half my life-time), this Havurah had met their rabbis, although not yet ordained. 

I've taken the 'sparkle' this week, to visit in Bikur Cholim, another neighbor, Lenore. (Two of her daughters were babysitters for my child 30 plus years ago. ) She has come home this weekend following a month in hospital, to have her final journey at home, while on hospice. As I write following another visit yesterday, I realize that my quiet sparkle was able to especially reach out to the woman's 12 year old grandson. I heard him as he said to me, following me outside, that he needed to release his tears. I told him that tears are healing, a cleansing. I think that each tear is a sparkle of the love he has felt for his grandparents. All the family has arrived to celebrate the grandparent's 60th anniversary. The priest arrived to offer a good-bye ritual for her 'walk', filled with conscious blesSings and love shared between each individual and their loved one.  

 - Joy Krauthammer

© Joy Krauthammer 

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.  
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1 comment:

Rabbi Nadya Gross said...

Dear Joy,
Thank you for sharing this with us. I know that you don't need incentives or reminders to do good deeds. Your chesed is your signature. And to know that you have dedicated your kindness and sparkle this week to Karyn's aliyat Neshama is just so special.
You are a blessing.