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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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Ellyn CO May 23, 2015

This was an incredible blessing to me - Baruch Ha Shem!! I think it would be good to Count the Omer all over again and again. Reply

Anonymous Yucca Valley May 22, 2015

Thank you so much. I look forward to this every year! May G-d continue to bless the efforts of Chabad.org Reply

Gabriel FL 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! Reply

Gary Dean Fla. June 2, 2014

Thank you for your faithfulness in sending the Omer reminder. May HaShem bless you. Reply

Jeanette Fl 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. Reply

Tiffany Yucca Valley, California 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. Reply

Sara Israel 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. Reply

monica R hawkins Canal winchester June 2, 2014

Thank you. This has been a great understanding of the omer. Reply

olga Sanchez orlando 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. :) Reply

deolu Lagos May 13, 2013

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. Reply

Susan Colorado 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 Reply

Judith May 13, 2013

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? Reply

frank May 13, 2013

This one hit me that all.I think I will do is fine but is my heart right with hashem then and only then I can move on in my journey in life. Thank you Rabbi. Reply

BA Kress Austin, Texas May 13, 2012

My family and I are grateful to Rabbi Jacobson and Chabad for this remarkable daily spiritual exercise during the counting of the Omer.

We will be sending an offering to Chabad in gratitude as a part of our having experienced this journey through Shavuot. Reply

Anonymous new Castle, de June 6, 2011

thank you rabbi jacobson. your commentary promoted much discussion and learning between my husband and i. i am very grateful for your wisdom and guidance during the sefirah count this year. Reply

Anonymous mtholly, nj usa June 6, 2011

love this Reply

Robin Sue Landsburg May 18, 2010

I appreciate the day-by-day work of refining my character through your explanations and examples of how to achieve a closeness to G-d and to be worthy of receiving the Torah on Shavout.
Thank you for your insights, Rabbi Simon Jacobson. Good holiday!! Reply

Anonymous May 17, 2010

Thank you, thank you Rabbi Jacobson. You have helped me remember to count and to reflect on the inner meaning of my counting. May you go from strength to strength and receive the Torah with joy and inwardness! Reply

Anonymous May 17, 2010

My deep gratitude goes to you and Rabbi Simon Jacobson
for the unassuming, but uncompromising and yet encouraging ways in which I felt guided through the tedious, at times painful, but invariably rewarding labor during the sefirah count this time around.
Be successful, Reply

Reb Zisia Boston, MA June 7, 2008

What a beautiful kavvana for the day of Malchut she-be-Malchut! Thank you for this posting these very affirming thoughts all 49 days, and for the transition to Shavu'ot on this page.

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