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  1. Joy, this is gorgeous. I would like you to reconsider the use of the word “covenent” when it applies to gender, however. I think that often our “lower body” (perhaps encompassing the Kabbalah Sephira of Yesod, Malkut, etc.) and our higher ones are not connected…or, it takes some enlightenment to get there (a lifelong journey). I view covenant as an intellectual concept and the fact of our bodies and what genitalia we are born with as physical. It also takes many people a very long time to come to terms with their bodies. For example, my friend and I were both compulsive overeaters for many years (we used to share great quantities of ice cream together in college). Thirty years later, both of us have nice physiques and have learned to be in better balance with our eating habits. But, we are not perfect. She said, “hey, from where I come, this is about the best you are going to get!” I wholeheartedly agree, and love the ability to love myself and all of my flaws a lot more than when I was younger. (Never thought I would tell that story in a comment.) In any event, may you have strength on your journey and than you for this insightful post.

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