Cloud of Intention
About Bekah Starr
Kohenet Bekah Starr is a Sacred Artist exploring connections between Jewish Mysticism and the Divine Feminine. She is a witness to the sacredness of all that is life, source, and creation.Bekah is an ordained Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) offering spiritual support through inspirational artwork and embodied ritual. Bekah’s artwork has been featured by the Jewish Arts Salon, the Every Woman Biennial, WomansWork.Art, Haggadot.com, the Parliament of World Religions, and is held in private collections. She is the illustrator of Hamsas for the Divine Feminine, Illuminating the Moon, & Divining Pleasure: an oracle for SephErotic liberation. She lives with her amazingly supportive husband and their two inspiring children on the lands of the Wappinger First Nation people, also known as the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York.
About Cloud of Intention
Clouds of Intention RitualNumbers 9:22 it says “Whether it was for two days, a month or a year, that the cloud lingered to hover over the Mishkan, the children of Israel would encamp and not travel, and when it departed, they traveled.” Exodus 40:36-38 it says “When the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the Israelites would set out on their various journeys; but if the cloud did not lift, they would not set out until such time as it did lift.” In our busy world it is challenging to know when to create and when to rest. There are many distractions and desires. Most times it is difficult to know what is necessary and what can be released. Shabbat, Shmita and other festival days can be a gift to the Jewish people to give us specific times to slow down and reimagine what’s possible and reconnect with our quiet inner voice. Clouds of Intention can help us to discern between movement, creation & work and rest, inner connection & slower pacing. The cloud can be hung on a wall in the home, and flipped to one side or the other depending on the day and intention of the family in the home; is it a “rest” day or a “create” day. The plexiglass material will also allow for writing intentions with dry erase markers. There are infinite clouds that can be added to the large cloud, for each intention or individual person participating in the “Cloud of Intention” ritual.This ritual can be as simple as flipping the cloud in the morning or evening, or a more elaborate dinner conversation with each person mindfully sharing their intentions for shabbat, the week, etc. *with gratitude to the Jewish Studio Project for the inspiration for this piece. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Rmojb452CJg