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Day Seven of Week 7: Malchut of Malchut

Day Seven of Week 7: Malchut of Malchut

49th Day of the Omer

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Examine the sovereignty of your sovereignty. Does it come from deep- rooted inner confidence in myself? Or is it just a put-on to mask my insecurities? Does that cause my sovereignty to be excessive? Am I aware of my uniqueness as a person? Of my personal contribution?

Exercise for the day: Take a moment and concentrate on yourself, on your true inner self, not on your performance and how you project to others; and be at peace with yourself knowing that G-d created a very special person which is you.

Conclusion

Upon concluding these forty nine days we come to the fiftieth day - Mattan Torah, when we have fully achieved inner renewal by merit of having assessed and developed each of our forty nine attributes.

What is the significance of the fiftieth day Mattan Torah? After we have achieved all we can accomplish through our own initiative, then we receive a gift (mattana in Hebrew) from above that which could not achieve with our limited faculties. We receive the ability to actually reach and touch the divine; not only to be cultivated human beings who have refined each of their personal characteristics, but divine human beings, who are capable of expressing above and beyond their defined hum an emotions, but actually express that which is unexpressable and undefinable in human terms; the most intimate emotions that transcend the forty nine defined attributes.

From A Spiritual Guide to the Omer by Simon Jacobson
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June 2, 2014
Thanks Mr Jacobson, if only we all had some of your wisdom and passion then the world would be a more brighter place filled with love and bonding and all the attributes!
Gabriel
FL
June 2, 2014
Thank you for your faithfulness in sending the Omer reminder. May HaShem bless you.
Gary Dean
Fla.
June 2, 2014
Thank You. I have been going through some tough times. I have focused back on G-d and changing my ways. I am thankful for what I have read. It's a reminder to me how G-d is with me. Thank you again.
Jeanette
Fl
June 2, 2014
Thank you as always. I look forward to this every year. May G-d continue to bless Chabad and all of its efforts.
Tiffany
Yucca Valley, California
June 2, 2014
Thank you so much. You have added so much more meaning and relevance to the omer counting providing a wonderful opportunity and guide to the continual struggle in refining ourselves. Then, after a night of learning followed by The Torah portion in the early hours, we too can taste a little of Sinai.
Sara
Israel
June 2, 2014
Thankful
Thank you. This has been a great understanding of the omer.
monica R hawkins
Canal winchester
May 14, 2013
Tonight is Shavuot, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to study and internalize each of the sefirot of the omer into our lives, may HaShem bless u always. :)
olga Sanchez
orlando
May 13, 2013
Sefirat HaOmer
Thank you Chabad and friends for these forty nine days of helping and inspiring us to appreciate Hashems Torah through our finite minds. May the glory of Hashem cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Thank you Rabbi S. Jacobson.
deolu
Lagos
May 13, 2013
Thank you Rabbi for this spiritual journey through my inner self. With G-d's help may I continue this introspection on a daily basis
Susan
Colorado
May 13, 2013
Daily omer message
I have never done the omer before. Thank you, I loved it, looked forward to the emails every day. Any chance you can still send out daily messages for self improvement?
Judith
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