There is a specific segulah during the days of sefirat haomer. The segulah is to hold salt in your hand while counting the omer and saying special prayers. The segulah will only work if a righteous and holy person does this while having special kabbalistic Kavvanot.
Rabbi Yakov Shepherd, Rosh Yeshiva, and Head Kabbalist, every night of sefira held the salt and performed this segula while having the special kabbalistic intentions. His mystical meditations at the holy time of saying of the omer imbued this salt with the special properties of:
- Sweetening the Judgements
- Bringing down the abundance
- The attribute of Loving-kindness (Chessed)
- Protection from the evil eye
This salt has the same power of protection as a mystical amulet written by a great and renown Kabbalist. (Mar”a Chamoi)
The days of sefirat haomer are a continuation of Pesach. Pesach is the sefira of Chessed, so sefirat haomer is also chessed and thereby the salt is imbued with the property of chessed. The kavvanot of sefirat haomer are about sweetening the judgments so the salt is imbued with this property as well. The kavvanot of sefirat haomer are also about bringing down abundance so the salt is imbued with the mystical ability of bringing down abundance.
The first place this segulah is brought down in the Machzor Beit Habechir by the Kabbalist Mar”a Chamoi. It is also spoken about by Rav Shlomo Amar, and is done by the Kabbalistic Yeshiva Bet El in the old city of Yerushalayim.
Salt, in general, has the mystical properties of protection (Ben Ish Chai)
- Comes with one vial
- Meant to be worn as pendant or carried
- Grants the wearer spiritual protection