Continued from previous DZ
The Zohar teaches that there are no blessings in something that is counted because it has the aspect of death. The question is how come the Israelites received the blessings when they were counted. The Zohar explains that the count was on the money they collected from them and not their heads. They received blessing at the beginning and the end of the count and they avoided the aspect of death.
Counting has finite aspect to it. It’s always related to something physical and temporary. The negative side controls all matters of this world. When we count units it’s like reporting the ‘inventory’ of the other side.
Counting comes from the left column without any connection to the right side. Without the Chassadim of the right, it brings separation, darkness and death. The remedy is only through the Central Column that unifies the right and the left columns. This is the secret of half a shekel that draws the missing light to redeem the soul and removes death.
One of the ways to remove the aspect of death is by sharing what we count as material blessings in our lives on the level of Malchut. Tithing removes the 10th part, that is Malchut and has the aspect of death in it. When we elevate the tenth from Malchut we connect to Yessod and receive the blessings.
Psalms 134:2 “שְׂאוּ-יְדֵכֶם קֹדֶשׁ; וּבָרְכוּ, אֶת-יְהוָה”
“Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless YHVH!”
Lifting our hands means that we act in purity. ‘Bless’ YHVH means purifying our vessels to remove the aspect of death by sharing and tithing.
Then we read in the following verse;
Psalms 134:3 “יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, מִצִּיּוֹן: עֹשֵׂה, שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ”
“May YHVH bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!”
God will bless us with the light of Chokmah from Zion. Zion is the spiritual point that connects Yessod and Malchut. Chokmah will bring the Life force we need in Malchut to sustain us until the end of the Tikkun.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 “הַחָכְמָה תְּחַיֶּה בְעָלֶיהָ”
“wisdom (Chokmah) preserves the life of him who has it.”
Shabbat Shalom to all