Today is forty-one days, which is five weeks and six days of the Omer.
May the Merciful One restore unto us the service of the Bet Hamikdash to its place, speedily in our days; Amen, Selah.
For the Choirmaster; a song with instrumental music; a Psalm. May God be gracious to us and bless us; may He make His countenance shine upon us forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O God; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O God; all the peoples will extol You, for the earth will have yielded its produce and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us; and all, from the farthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him. Amen
On this 41st day of the Omer, let’s reflect Bonding, Yesod. Bonding is an emotional connection. Other attributes such as love, discipline, compassion, endurance and humility place an emphasis on an individual’s feeings, not necessarily mutuality. Bonding, however, is the fusion of two mutually. Endurance is to Bonding as committment is to devotion. Bonding channels the giver and the receiver, an everlasting union. Therefore, the 5 attributes of love, discipline, compassion, endurance and humility are all integrated through bonding and that creates a foundation. Just for today, examine how well you bond with others. Does it come to you with difficulty or easily. It is doesn’t come easily look at why it doesn’t – Am I too critical? Do I focus on faults? Am I too set in my ways? Have I been hurt before swore not to trust again? Remember, God gave you a divine soul that, if you get out of the way of it, is nuturing and loving. Make a choice today to purpose to bond with someone that matters to you and devote attention to constructively be in their life with more consistency.