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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


PSALMS OF MY SOUL © Joy Krauthammer 
Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer   ספירת העומר

Entering through Gevurah to Hod I contemplate at times that I am unable to walk peacefully by water’s beauty. When must I be conscious of elements that restrict and limit me for my safety? What great Power is in my midst?

By the ocean, I am humble in Hod/awe.

Ocean represents much to me; strength, magnificence, depth, peace, exploration, adventure, connection, play, freedom, endlessness, fear.

To me this photo shot last week on an immense windy day (60 MPH with sand in my eyes and camera lens, and turned me away from ever reaching the water) represents through the vulnerable fence, the Gevurah/boundaries that are what we need to protect ourself from the metaphor of sands that can be changing and destructive in wind, and from the water that can be destructive with winds, tides, downpours and poisons. 

In Hod I love to stand in awe at the splendor of the ocean, and can delight in the water and the bordering sand, maybe with dunes or castles. Here the harsh winds push the palm fronds and yet the palms stand upright. 

How can I stay strong in powerful elements and in awe of The Source?

Venice Beach, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  4.25.2016

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