Continued from previous DZ
“ אַךְ-בְּצֶלֶם, יִתְהַלֶּךְ-אִישׁ”
“A man walk with his ‘Image’ (Shadow, Tselem ְצֶלֶם)”
As explained in previous DZ the energy of life comes with the Tselem that God attaches to our bodies. Without it the soul leaves the body that begins to break down to its basic and natural elements.
The Zohar reveals that there are two impure Tselems. (Read Zohar Prolog from #248 on. Unfortunately the English translation brings only a short portion of Rabbi Ashlag’s original commentary in Hebrew)
These Tselems were spirits without bodies. The Zohar explains that, because the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad was formed, God left some of the ‘bad’ and unfinished work for us.
Genesis 2:2 “On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.”
God finish his work but left us (Genesis 2:3) “אֲשֶׁר-בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים לַעֲשׂוֹת” “…that God had created (for us) to make”
Our soul level of Nefesh is the foundation of our soul and with it we need to climb to receive the Ruach and Neshamah. The impure spirits are around us like shadows and offer us different temptations. They pull us into the negative side where they ‘suck’ the good from us and keep us grounded, corrupting the soul level of Nefesh.
When we restrict on the temptations and connect to the Light, we push them away and as we grow we merit having the Light of Ruach. Working harder to a righteous level will grant us the Light of Neshamah.
The Zohar quotes Song of Songs 2:17
“עַד שֶׁיָּפוּחַ הַיּוֹם, וְנָסוּ הַצְּלָלִים:”
“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee,”
When the light comes, the shadows flee.
Read Genesis chapter 32 and explain the connection between verse 27 and this study.
You may even find a related song on YouTube.