The 7th and final week as we count up to Shavuot: the week of Malchut.
The definition of Malchut is sovereignty. It reflects the culmination as in manifestation or
expression. It is the stage of coming into physical reality.
Our way of looking at the Sefirot flow has been the creation of a plan for change. Malchut then is actualizing our change. The past week of Yesod was a shedding of doubt. In addition to meaning manifestation or expression, Malchut also implies taking full responsibility.
Day 43 – Chesed in Malchut
As you embark on the change(s) keep mindful of the love you have for yourself and for others. This is what motivates the change and is confirmation that not only is change possible, it can be sustained by love. Today you experience the feeling of love as you experience change.
Day 44 –Gevurah in Malchut
Determination will keep change moving forward. The question to ask: What do I want to get done
today? A strategy of Gevurah is to start with something—a smaller accomplishment of the larger
goal helps keep the focus on the big picture of change and gets one moving. So start with an aspect of the change you are implementing—not something tangential or even preparatory to change, something that is a piece of the change. I will exercise today in the fashion I expect to maintain as my goal. I will be early today for classes. I want to experience what it feels like to not only be on time but what it feels like to be early.
Day 45 – Tiferet in Malchut
Now it is time to finalize the blueprint—for the last two days I tried on the change (for size—fit—feeling) and though last week you believed with full integrity that you were committed to the plan you can still finalize it today. The plan is now engraved.
Day 46 – Netzach in Malchut
How will the change be everlasting? By removing any final obstacles to change—so look inside
and outside. Not just for now but anticipate what might loom ahead or spring up as you make the change concrete.
Day 47 – Hod in Malchut
Even though doubt has been removed and we have looked carefully at the obstacles present or that may present later, we can tire, our determination can flag. And so we pause to gather strength so that we can push on. Taking a breather means to breathe in the change, to surrender to a higher calling and ready ourselves for the full actualization of our change.
Day 48 – Yesod in Malchut
For each week’s Sefirah you can ask yourself on this day of Yesod, have I done the inner work
needed…to do the outer work? Have I laid the proper foundation—dug deep enough into myself to construct a new reality—a new me? Keep in mind that even a small change is difficult and reflects the possibility of taking on any and every change. You can fool others but you cannot fool yourself (though you can try) and therefore the change has to be real and consistent with your blueprint.
Day 49 – Malchut in Malchut
We now stand in our change—this is revelation having accepted the Divine call. Engrave it upon your heart your whole being. You are working hard and that is your task—to grow and fulfill your potential. Be humble and be proud. Be present and await the next call in the still small voice that will rumble in at the foot of the mountain.