Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Counting the Omer with Visual Journaling - Day 2

Today's quality is Gevurah (strength, discernment, justice, discipline, awe),  within the week of Chesed (lovingkindness, compassion, mercy), the big yellow-gold circle.   I chose to designate Gevura with red, so the Gevura circle is red, and the other five are a blend of yellow-gold and red. 

Since the day's message is Strength within Love, or Gevurah Sh'b Chesed,  I added one of my favorite quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. because it is a wonderful commentary on the blend of Chesed and Gevurah and their balance and need for each other:

"Power without love is reckless and abusive.  Love without power is sentimental and anemic."

The Reverend Doctor King sums it up!

On this page I use a ladder stamp with red ink.  You can use stamps that you may have, or collaged or hand drawn images. Or use ephemera you have on hand that may have personal memories for you, perhaps pertinent to the qualities of the day. Use whatever you wish to make the page your own.  Personalize it!

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