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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
Pinchas 219, 220
The Zohar reveals to us that the Endless, Bless be He, gave us the opportunity to do the sacrifices in order to save our body and soul.
In Proverbs 25:21 we read the following verse that teaches us to feed the negative side, so it will leave us alone.
“אִם-רָעֵב שֹׂנַאֲךָ, הַאֲכִלֵהוּ לָחֶם; וְאִם-צָמֵא, הַשְׁקֵהוּ מָיִם ”
“If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink ”
This teaches us that the sacrifices were not intended for God but for us. God would see the consciousness of the people bringing the sacrifices and rewarding them accordingly. Broken heart and pure consciousness is welcomed by God as we read in the following verse.
“ זִבְחֵי אֱלֹהִים, רוּחַ נִשְׁבָּרָה:
לֵב-נִשְׁבָּר וְנִדְכֶּה– אֱלֹהִים, לֹא תִבְזֶה ”
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. ”
The negative side will seek to hurt you unless you reveal light for them. Having a meal is like bringing an offering to the holy temple. Prepare yourself to connect to the spiritual energy of the food, make a blessing and after that cut a little piece of bread, place it on the ground, then throw it to the garbage.
When women make challa for Shabbat, they need to remove the hold of negativity from it by giving a little piece to the other side. A piece of the dough is separated and burnt. This process is called הפרשת חלה HAFRASHAT CHALLAH and it has great significance in drawing and revealing the light of Shabbat.