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Counting to Fifty 2017

The Counting
of the Omer is
Sunset, April 11 through
Sunset, May 30

 

 

…you shall count off seven weeks.  They must be complete:
you must count until the day after the seventh week — fifty days…

from Leviticus 23:15-16

 

If you need information or a guide for Counting of the Omer, following are some excellent resources:

Wikipedia entry “Counting of the Omer”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_of_the_Omer

Chabad website of information, with Count guide by Rabbi Simon Jacobson:

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/130631/jewish/Sefirat-HaOmer.htm

Aish website of information, with Count guide by Rabbi Simon Jacobson:

http://www.aish.com/h/o/t/48969716.html?s=mpw

Aish website of information, with Count guide by Rabbi Noah Weinberg:

http://www.aish.com/h/o/t/52829142.html?s=mpw

Torah Lab website of Judaism, with information about the Count:

http://www.torahlab.org/calendar/C126/

 

For additional information or assistance, inquiries to:

33gatewaylane@gmail.com

 

GOOD LUCK!

ALL BEST WISHES TO YOU !

 

Black-Billed Cuckoo | James Audubon

Teach us to count our days, that we may cultivate a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

33 Gateway Lane participants will momentarily begin to receive the daily Counting to Fifty guidance email.

Day 1 KETER STUDY
Day 2 HOKHMAH LISTENING
Day 3 BINAH VERBALIZING
Day 4 HESED COMPREHENSION OF THE HEART
Day 5 GEVURAH AWE
Day 6 TIFERET FEAR
Day 7 NETSAH HUMILITY
Day 8 HOD JOY
Day 9 YESOD PURITY
Day 10 MALKHUT SERVING THE SAGES
Day 11 Atzilut of KETER COMPANIONSHIP WITH ONE’S CONTEMPORARIES
Day 12 Atzilut of HOKHMAH DEBATING WITH ONE’S STUDENTS
Day 13 Atzilut of BINAH TRANQUILITY
Day 14 Atzilut of HESED STUDY OF THE SCRIPTURES
Day 15 Atzilut of GEVURAH STUDY OF THE MISHNAH
Day 16 Atzilut of TIFERET MINIMIZING ENGAGEMENT IN BUSINESS
Day 17 Atzilut of NETSAH MINIMIZING SOCIALIZATION
Day 18 Atzilut of HOD MINIMIZING PLEASURE
Day 19 Atzilut of YESOD MINIMIZING SLEEP
Day 20 Atzilut of MALKHUT MINIMIZING TALK
Day 21 Briah of KETER MINIMIZING GAIETY
Day 22 Briah of HOKHMAH SLOWNESS TO ANGER
Day 23 Briah of BINAH GOOD HEARTEDNESS
Day 24 Briah of HESED FAITH IN THE SAGES
Day 25 Briah of GEVURAH ACCEPTANCE OF SUFFERING
Day 26 Briah of TIFERET KNOWING ONE’S PLACE
Day 27 Briah of NETSAH SATISFACTION WITH ONE’S LOT
Day 28 Briah of HOD QUALIFYING ONE’S WORDS
Day 29 Briah of YESOD NOT TAKING CREDIT FOR ONESELF
Day 30 Briah of MALKHUT LIKABLENESS
Day 31 Yesira of KETER LOVE OF G-D
Day 32 Yesira of HOKHMAH LOVE OF HUMANITY
Day 33 Yesira of BINAH LOVE OF CHARITY
Day 34 Yesira of HESED LOVE OF JUSTICE
Day 35 Yesira of GEVURAH LOVE OF REBUKE
Day 36 Yesira of TIFERET FLEEING FROM HONOR
Day 37 Yesira of NETSAH LACK OF ARROGANCE IN LEARNING
Day 38 Yesira of HOD RELUCTANCE TO HAND DOWN RULINGS
Day 39 Yesira of YESOD PARTICIPATING IN THE BURDEN OF ONE’S FELLOW
Day 40 Yesira of MALKHUT JUDGING HIM TO THE SIDE OF MERIT
Day 41 Assiah of KETER CORRECTING HIM
Day 42 Assiah of HOKHMAH BRINGING HIM TO A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF HIS DISPUTES
Day 43 Assiah of BINAH DELIBERATION IN STUDY
Day 44 Assiah of HESED ASKING AND ANSWERING
Day 45 Assiah of GEVURAH LISTENING AND ILLUMINATING
Day 46 Assiah of TIFERET LEARNING IN ORDER TO TEACH
Day 47 Assiah of NETSAH LEARNING IN ORDER TO OBSERVE
Day 48 Assiah of HOD WISING ONE’S TEACHER
Day 49 Assiah of YESOD EXACTNESS IN CONVEYING A TEACHING
Day 50 Assiah of MALKHUT SAYING SOMETHING IN THE NAME OF ITS SPEAKER
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AT THE GATEWAY 9

The first eight installment posts of At the Gateway have been compiled in the tab AT THE GATEWAY, and the eight installment posts removed.

CHAPTER 3 (CONCEPTION OF THE ENTERPRISING SPIRIT) CONCLUDED

Much shrift, gyration, circle-jerking, and cluster-huckstering has been expended through the course of time regarding the determination and attempted justification and aggregate of various hypothetical, potential, and seemingly infinite hybrid permutations of the four core principles as well as the corresponding four platforms, models, or Constitutions available to an individual and enterprise and employee.  These four Constitutions are identified and explored in Gateway of the Enterprising Spirit as C-O, C-A, C-I, and C-P, corresponding to Inspiration, Conception, Formulation, and Actuation respectively.

    33 GL                                           33 GL                                  33 GL
    PRINCIPLES/PHASES          CONSTITUTIONS           ACTION ELEMENTS
1 Inspiration                               C-O                                       Organizationize
2 Conception                              C-A                                        Aggregate
3 Formulation                            C-I                                         Individuate
4 Actuation                                  C-P                                       Personalize

There are major industries that put forward such formulas and variables via permutations of the four Constitutions.  That collectively equates to everybody and their siblings believing they have a better mousetrap.  For the enterprise, this industry takes the form of, for example, business consultants, business coaches, or corporate turnarounds.  For the employee, this industry takes the form of, for example, professional coaches and psychologists and human resources department.

Be as may, given the unadulterated core construct of the four principles and analogued four Constitutions as variously explored at 33 Gateway Lane, each enterprise and/or employee with rare and definable exception embodies in theory and practice one of four platforms, models, or archetypal orientations characterized as Constitutions.

magic-trick

It is recommended here that playing chess and playing the ponies may be more value-added efforts than to fiddle-farte with subjective, abstracted permutations and other conflagrated considerations regarding the fourfold phased process.  Necessitated requirements of following rules vis-a-vis playing chess or the ponies is more explicit and overt in the spirit of play and recreation.  The Achilles Heel of fiddle-farte effort results, of course, in reductionism and consequent reductionist points-of-view and subsequent subjective activity accordingly.  “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”  Equally stated:  “Your arms are too short to box with God.”

Such extraneous effort can be expended and endless hours of fun and challenge be had by toying with and rearranging the four Elements, mixing and matching as time and tide prefer, often in a mischievous effort to invalidate, for example, the nature of hierarchy.  This mischief generally follows commonplace intentionality of creating chaos out of order.  But curiosity killed the cat.  It can be considered a vulgar, undesirable observation, but it is an apt one, that Time neither creates victims nor takes prisoners.  We accomplish those pomp antics all on our own, and Time represents the geography for such activities.

On the other hand, one is at liberty to opine that it is always possible that such mischief may be a worthy endeavor.

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Whatever intent and circumstances are in play at any given time, most certainly the Law of Entropy will prevail and the enterprising spirit will at some point in time follow the trajectory of that which has been ineluctable action ever since what is called Original Creation:  ORDO AB CHAO.

Chapter 4 will start in the next installment post of At the Gateway.

Liberation Alley

 

 

WHY YOU INCARNATED AGAIN:  What conversations or encounters or exchanges have dumped profound life lessons on your head where the message sunk into your noggin’ — those seminal moments which have genuinely changed your life?  List them, and keep them at hand — to remember, to revitalize, to keep you on the path of appreciation and rectification.

 

 

 

 

#1 You can blame your parents for who you are, but you can only blame yourself if you stay that way.

#13 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. — from Luke 12:48

#42 “If it mattered to him, he’d do something about it.” — A person will act upon that which matters to the person.

#50 “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered prayers.”  Saint Teresa of Avila

#57 Something is not necessarily better than nothing.

#64 You can’t want something for somebody more than that somebody wants that something for oneself.

#95 Don’t limit yourself, limit your potential, by studying that which you already know.

#96 It’s what you don’t know that you need to be concerned about.

#128 Talk is cheap.  But for most people, the work is just too hard.  Turns out, most people just don’t wanna work much at all let alone hard.

#150 Is this good enough VERSUS Is this the best I can do

#199 No good deed goes unpunished. — Oscar Wilde

#207 That which is inevitable is invariably predictable. — 33GL

#286 Ya gotta do the work.  But for most people, the work is just too hard.  Turns out, most people just don’t wanna work much at all let alone hard.

#300 Ya can’t fix stupid.

#313 Are you yapping about want or need?

#329 Immer wenn Du meinst, es geht nicht mehr, kommt von irgendwo ein Lichtlein her.  Translated from the German:  Always when you believe you can’t go on, there comes from somewhere a light.

#361 When people show you who they are, believe them. — Maya Angelou

#365 A fly is as likely to land on shit as it is on pie. — related by Carrie Fisher