On this second day of the last week of counting the Omer, we focus on Gevuarh in Malchut – Restraint in Leadership.
The amount of energy involved in the Big Bang was so unbelievably huge as to be beyond our comprehension. Today, the brightest events in the sky – those releasing the most energy – are supernovae, or exploding stars, which also involve an unfathomable (though significantly smaller) amount of energy, so much energy, in fact, that they may outshine all the stars in their galaxy. Even if we can't see a galaxy from Earth, we might be able to see a supernova in that galaxy. When a star explodes, either a black hole or a neutron star forms.
Both the Big Bang and supernovae bring about the creation of something new.
What are the sources of our creative power and energy? How do we utilize this energy? Creativity requires restraint on our part, keeping our processes focused and directed. And when we are focused and directed, something new can come forth, and then our power and our energy give us a positive and inspiring kind of leadership.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam, asher kid-shanu b'mitzvotav, vitzivanu, al sefirat ha'omer.
Blessed are you Adonai our G!d, ruler of the universe, who sanctifies us with mitzvot and commands us regarding the counting of the Omer.
Today is forty-four days, which is six weeks and two days of the Omer.