Continued from previous DZ
From this story we learn that God desires and waits for the words of the righteous and with love, he follows them.
Song of Songs 5:1
“בָּאתִי לְגַנִּי, אֲחֹתִי כַלָּה–אָרִיתִי מוֹרִי עִם-בְּשָׂמִי, אָכַלְתִּי יַעְרִי עִם-דִּבְשִׁי שָׁתִיתִי יֵינִי עִם-חֲלָבִי; אִכְלוּ רֵעִים, שְׁתוּ וְשִׁכְרוּ דּוֹדִים”
“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers.”
YHVH comes to the garden to connect with the Shechina, Malchut. The Zohar asks why does it say ‘I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey’ when the YHVH is not one that consumes food, and explains: when the Light is unified with the vessel it inherits its attributes. It represents God’s unconditional love of all of his Creation.
Like Eve was part of Adam before they were separated, so was the Shechina one with the Light before creating the world of correction.
King David is the aspect of Malchut and in Psalms 132:8 he asks God:
“קוּמָה יְהוָה, לִמְנוּחָתֶךָ: אַתָּה, וַאֲרוֹן עֻזֶּךָ”
“Arise, YHVH, unto you resting-place; you, and the ark of you strength”
The ‘resting-place’ מנוחה is the state of continuous Light that is happening when the Light and the vessel are in unification. Shabbat is a ‘resting-place’.
In connection to the previous DZ study we now understand that God is happy to fulfill Rabbi Shimon’s words because they create proper unification between him, the Light and the Shechina, the Vessel.
The Zohar is a tool that Rabbi Shimon left in the world to support the Shechina while she is in exile. Each time we read or listen to the Zohar we connect to the original purpose of the Zohar and share the merit of Rabbi Shimon.