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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

LOVINGKINDNESS FLOWS - day 43 CHESED sh b'MALCHUT

LOVINGKINDNESS FLOWS - day 43 CHESED sh b'MALCHUT 

PSALMS OF MY SOUL in words and art  by © Joy Krauthammer 
ספירת העומר

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer day 43, 6 weeks, and 1 day of the Omer ~ Chesed sh b'Malchut
http://sephirathaomer.blogspot.com/2015/02/lovingkindness-flows-day-43-chesed-sh.html

Loving-Kindness Fully Flows

Chesed/Giving and Receiving of self flowing, manifesting into Allness and Aliveness, Presence.
For HaShem ~ being fully engaged in life, in joy, meeting in Malchut, Makom/place of Light.

How this day, my birthday, has been with giving and receiving in Chesed/Lovingkindness.
In joy, I love to manifest and have the sounds, loving & caring, resonate in our worlds where G*d is present and meets us.


G*D is heart. 
The flow begins from Keter through G*d’s wisdom and understanding to us ~ 
created in G*d’s image / b’Tzelem Elokim. 


The beginning of the last Counting of the Omer week, week 7.
And then we reach Shavuot on the 50th day!

Lovingkindness Flows Fully Through Tree of Life
digital over photo by © Joy Krauthammer 2016

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.  

Because we are created in the Image of G*d / B'Tzelem Elokin, we flow with Tree of Life lower 7 Sephirotic human behavior characteristics that include: Chesed/loving-kindness, love, abunDance. Gevurah/strength, restraint, boundaries, limits, awe, judgment, severity, discipline. Tiferet/beauty, compassion, harmony, balance, heart, love.  Netzach/endurance, perseverance, ambition, drive, victory. Hod/humility, splendor, gratitude. Yesod/foundation, bonding, relationship, creativity, fertility, lineage, ancestors, descendents, and Malchut/sovereignty, leadership and Shechinah/Indwelling Feminine Presence.

All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use.  
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ANONYMOUS CHESED - day 43 CHESED sh b'MALCHUT

PSALMS OF MY SOUL
ספירת העומר

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer day 43, 6 weeks, and 1 day of the Omer
Chesed sh b'Malchut
Anonymous Chesed / Loving-Kindness


     Mask Heart © Joy Krauthammer


In Chesed sh b'Malchut / kindness within fullness, we are able to give anonymously from the deep Sephirotic well.   Fullness in Malchut allows our soul's expansive unique expression of self.

Flowing through to Malchut/authority and expressive independence of spirit are 6 channeled Sephirot/character traits, that as humans, we embody in the Light of G*d.

Tree of Life Sephirotic behavior characteristics include: Chesed/loving-kindness, love, abunDance. Gevurah/strength, restraint, boundaries, limits, awe, judgment, severity, discipline. Tiferet/beauty, compassion, harmony, balance, heart, love.  Netzach/endurance, perseverance, ambition, drive, victory. Hod/humility, splendor, gratitude. Yesod/foundation, bonding, relationship, creativity, fertility, lineage, ancestors, descendents.  Malchut/sovereignty, leadership in a state of being, rather than behavior, and Shechinah/Indwelling Feminine Presence.

Day 43 = 4+3 = 7 = G*d's Holiest #
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Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer day 43 
Chesed sh b'Malchut

In today's energy of Loving Kindness within Authoritarian presence

It was a blesSing today to be able to serve in Chesed as friend to a beloved older friend. 
This friend never asks me for assistance, although I offer when I think it is needed, and I am turned down due to the friend's independence. 

Today while my friend had to deal with authorities who had been ignoring her pleas for certain needs to be met, she asked me to support her with my presence, and I did. I was able to serve as witness, and as guide. It was loving of my friend to trust me and extend herself in my partial care for a short time. 
All I was and am, was present for my friend.
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This morning another friend who is not Counting the Omer, called to talk and cry, and showed gratitude for my enduring friendship.  Yes, I have been a friend, and no more than she has been a friend to me, extending her Chesed/Loving-Kindness in all that she is, in this world. In friendship, I examine my giving to make sure it is in the friend's best interest. Friend was right in the day's energy, and only at the end of our tearful conversation, did I reveal the Omer day we are in, Chesed sh b'Malchut.
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Today I called another friend because every day we speak to each other to be supportive to each other in Chesed/love and kindness. We are blesSings to each other. All the energies of the Sephirot flow into Malchut to have us be the best that we can be in our connection to self, each other and to Hashem.

Yes, in this Chesed sh b'Malchut energy, I have been also befriending several others through phone, e-mail, snail mail, and in person. This is my character, yet on today, I acknowledge the reality of my being, accept where in the world my energy originates from, and I am grateful for the opportunities presented to me to "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" / 'Serve G*d With Joy.

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I feel badly when I know that my presence and joy would be a gift to friends in need but they are a physical distance from me, but I don't get to travel all the miles that I would want. I feel badly when I know that some friends are in so much pain, that they can't allow others in. I do honor and respect that privacy. I am at a loss when a 'deaf' friend can't hear my words on the phone, even when I yell loudly (and my throat suffers). I feel sad that I can't attend every funeral and memorial. I am sad when I can't give physical hugs.

I do ask the Holy Compassionate One to embrace each and every one. And I am grateful.

I must watch that my loving-kindness is warm, healthy and considerate in a caring way, and helps to enhance the other's sovereignty, and that my leadership does not overwhelm another when trying to do the best for another in need. I must see their strengths and have them access them.

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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I find the Sephirah of Malchut more complex than others to understand, thus I offer teachings for you and me from A Lubavitch rabbi I have learned from over the decades. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote the best Omer book published 1996.
OMER MEDITATION with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Meaningful Life Center
Reprinted with prior years' permission from Rabbi Jacobson. I am grateful.

A SPIRITUAL GUIDE TO THE COUNTING OF THE OMERFORTY-NINE STEPS TO PERSONAL REFINEMENT
Week Seven - Malchut

 Sovereignty - the last of the seven attributes - is different than the previous six. It is a state of being rather than an activity.

 Leadership is a passive expression of human dignity which has nothing of its own except that which it receives from the other six emotions.

 On the other hand, malchut manifests and actualizes the character and majesty of the human spirit. It is the very fiber of what makes us human. When love, discipline, compassion, endurance and humility are properly channeled into the psyche through bonding - the result is malchut. Bonding nurtures us and allows our sovereignty to surface and flourish.

 

Malchut is a sense of belonging. Knowing that you matter and that you make a difference. That you have the ability to be a proficient leader in your own right. It gives you independence and confidence. A feeling of certainty and authority. When a mother lovingly cradles her child in her hands and the child's eyes meet the mother's affectionate eyes, the child receives the message that I am wanted and needed in this world. I have a comfortable place where I will always be loved. I have nothing to fear. I feel like a king in my heart. This is malchut, kingship.
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Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use.  
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SERVE SHECHINAH - day 44 GEVURAH sh b'MALCHUT

Psalms of My Soul
ספירת העומר

Serve Shechinah ~ Gevurah sh b'Malchut
In Awe of All I Receive
Sephirat HaOmer day 44, 6 weeks and 2 days of the Omer



Radiant Strength of Shechinah

From where does my strength come

That I "Serve G*d With Joy"? - Psalm 100:2

In my garden
each morning
for my prayers 
I face East toward Jerusalem. 

I feel the Indwelling Presence, 
the Strength 
of the Holy One 
infuse 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 in our world 
with a starburst 
of transcendent brilliance. 

I am already full,  
full as Malchut.

 -  Joy Krauthammer


more of G*d's Glory:


© Joy Krauthammer 
Ms. Mockingbird  and Ms. Hummingbird
Know their limitations and boundaries, 
and daily serve as sentries atop their branches guarding the neighborhood.
In Gevurah, do I know my place?
I do lead the local Neighborhood Watch guarding the neighborhood
and serve as a CERT volunteer / Community Emergency Response Team.
I know Whom I serve!
"Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha."

Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
© Joy Krauthammer

Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
© Joy Krauthammer


Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
& tiny hummingbird on top fig tree branch
© Joy Krauthammer


Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
TRZ
© Joy Krauthammer


Radiant Strength of Shechinah
Sun Star
seen in my garden
day 44 GEVURAH sh b'MALCHUT
"Serve G*d With Joy" - Psalm 100:2
© Joy Krauthammer  5.28.2014

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HARMONY IN EXISTENCE - day 45 TIFERET sh b’MALCHUT

Dear friends reading Psalms of My Soul, 

Very much I want to know about you, and who YOU are, and how your Counting the Omer is coming. Today is Rosh Chodesh Sivan and nearing the end of our 49 days Count, as we reach toward Shavuot and Mount Sinai.

Please leave a comment below, that I can delete if you don't want it published. 
I know you are reading my Psalms, and viewing the art or photos I have shot and shared. 
BlesSings, Joy
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Psalms of My Soul
ספירת העומר

HARMONY IN EXISTENCE - day 45 TIFERET sh b’MALCHUT 

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer day 45,  6 weeks and 3 days of the Omer 

If only I could be in Tiferet, as beautifully in Harmony and Truth in my Malchut world of revealed expression and relationships, as is this Double Delight most fragrant single rose, gift from G*d. 

Thank you Holy One of BlesSings for opening our eyes, nose, fingers, to touch this magnificent rose and see You, a taste of feeling in our heart.

How is your world of Tiferet in Malchut?
What is the beauty you see? What is your inner beauty?

There is the beauty of our souls that can emerge. 

I, too, need to clean off the shmutz, and let my soul shine.
Inhaling the breathe of rose, and holding that moment in stillness helps to cleanse me, and see myself, and our world with better eyes.

- Joy Krauthammer


Enjoy more of G*d's creations: 


Double Delight Rose
Garden of Joy
© 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.  

All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use.  
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SHIVITI HEART - day 45 TIFERET sh b'MALCHUT

Psalms of My Soul
ספירת העומר

Tiferet sh b'Malchut
Heart / Lev Space Within Shechinah
Shiviti Hashem L'Negdi Tamid
I Place G*d Before Me Always

Sephirat HaOmer day 45
6 weeks and 3 days of the Omer 




Joy Krauthammer ©


G*d Loves Me

Outlining a radiant heart 
to fill with intense red and purple
feels exciting to me. 

Freely splashing water
and wildly brushing layers of color onto silk
is satisfying for me. 

A frosting of salty tears 
add surprise and a magical marbling finale. 

With a bit of a broken heart,
I dance on silk, knowing
G*d loves me.

- Joy Krauthammer

Published in:

The Creative Soul site "ART FOR THE SOUL, Jewish Artists Reflect". 
May 2013
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Poem for LEV HEART ART was published in Kol ALEPH, online journal.


A Kol ALEPH Feature:  Words to Inspire
June 5, 2013 issue
"This lovely bit of poetry by Joy Krauthammer inspired us when we had a long day at the office!"

(Art Heart was inadvertantly forgotten.)
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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.  
All photos/materials in sites by Joy Krauthammer are under copyright by © Joy Krauthammer
Permission by Joy Krauthammer, needed to copy/reprint/use.  
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