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Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 9 Adar I 5779

Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

For seven days, there are offerings to install the priests and sanctify the altar, so it will be “Kodesh Kadashim,” Holy of Holies.

Holiness lives in the realm of pure emanation.  It emanates from the subtleties that come in caring for the soul, in loving humanity, in being aware of the miracle in each moment, and in living fully with joy.  Imagine a world where everyone and everything acts in the awareness of their holiness.  (Intention, p. 53)   

Friday, February 15, 2019 – 10 Adar I 5779

Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

Moses consecrates Aaron and his sons to serve God as priests.

With your entrance into this world came a new light and a new way of being that never existed before.  You are an original, unique person who is in the world in this way for the very first time.  Your uniqueness is important to the transformation of the environment, to new ways of seeing, hearing, feeling, and being in life.  (Nobility, p. 296)

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 11 Adar I 5779 – Shabbat Zachor

Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

Shabbat Zachor occurs on the Shabbat preceding Purim.  Its special Maftir reading contains the command, “Remember what Amalek did to you on your way out of Egypt.”

Remember in the pauses throughout the day to rediscover your uniqueness and reactivate your light.  (Understanding, p. 102)

Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 12 Adar I 5779

Ki Tissa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

God singles out Bezalel and Oholiab, having endowed them with divine skill, to craft all that God has commanded for the Tabernacle and its furnishings.

It is the creative person who steps aside from himself or herself and lets God through, who manifests otherworldly creations, celestial music, and spirit-filled stories.  Even an ordinary person can accomplish extraordinary things when he or she steps aside and lets God in.  (Glory, p. 241)

Monday, February 18, 2019 – 13 Adar I 5779

Ki Tissa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

Meanwhile…The Israelites fear what has become of Moses on the mountain.

Expectations, fear, confusion, and chaos leave no room for anything else.  Only if you are empty can you reflect God’s image, echo God’s voice, and be filled with God’s light.  (Intention, p. 35)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 14 Adar I 5779 – Purim

Ki Tissa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

Aaron gathers up all their gold, and makes for them a god, a golden calf.  The next day, they offer sacrifices, eat, drink, and dance.

It is counter-productive to your growth and possibilities to try to hold on to certainty and contain your God image as anything less than infinite.  Even in certainty, there needs to be room for dynamism.  (Wisdom, p. 81)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 15 Adar I 5779

Ki Tissa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

Moses comes down from the mountain, sees the golden calf and the dancing, shatters the tablets of the covenant, and calls to him all those who follow God.

In a world of infinite choices and clamoring chaos, filled with confused people of low self-esteem, it is understandably difficult for people to make choices about what their image of God needs to be.  It is easier to perpetuate a limited God image that is familiar than to risk the unknown.  It is time to empower yourself with an image of God that is relevant to your life – a God image that gives your life quality, purpose, and joyful meaning.  (Understanding, p. 98)

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