In the fear, anxiety and uncertainty of these days, we so need to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our external worlds are getting smaller and smaller as we stay in our homes, but our inner worlds can expand if we stay present. There is a lot of wisdom out there that reminds us of the importance of daily rituals and practices and routines as we endure these days. For some of us daily prayer and meditation is really important, for others creativity, being outside, eating good, healthy food. It all helps and it all heals.
This week, we begin Vayikra/Leviticus, the third book of Torah whose main focus is the system of animal sacrifices in all their gory details. Sacrifice in Hebrew is korban, which is about coming close and the sacrifices were replaced by prayers and spiritual practices; our offerings of the heart.
This podcast offering includes a meditation on Divine Breath becoming our breath, taught by Reb Zalman. Let’s all keep breathing as deeply as we can and stay as present as we can through and beyond this moment.