Loving-Kindness in Discipline

WEEK 2: Increasing In Our Discernment!

Day 8, April 11-12, 2015     {Psalm 119:57-64}
Today is the energy of Loving-Kindness in Discipline. Just for today notice if your criticism of others is really meant for yourself. Recognize what advice you would give those you want to criticize, and then take it for yourself.

~Karen Berg

The process of discernment is one of thoughtful, careful examination to determine where truth lies, or what the implications might be of a certain decision.  It is not a process of deciding ahead of time what an acceptable outcome, opinion or action might be.  When we are judgmental, we pre-judge–we decide before examining the subtleties, the mitigating factors, the context or the history.  When we discern, we look at situations with magnification, with a multiple lensed approach.

Today, we peer through the lens of everlasting care, using that flow to help us focus on whatever it is we need to discern.

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

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Biblical Affirmation and Meditations For

DAY 8 

Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to stating the count of the Omer:

STEP 1:

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer. 

Today is Day 8 of the Omer.  

STEP 2:

After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:

O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.

STEP 3: READ PSALM 67 

STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1)Karen Berg’s Quote above, and (2)The following Scriptures:

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Scripture Verses For Day 8: 

Ruth 2:12 (KJV) – The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

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Galatians 5:16-18 (KJV)

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

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Submitted by:

Dwayne B. Neal – Team N.A.M.E.S.
“Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!”

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