Continued from previous DZ
“וְהֶבֶל הֵבִיא גַם-הוּא מִבְּכֹרוֹת צֹאנוֹ, וּמֵחֶלְבֵהֶן; וַיִּשַׁע יְהוָה, אֶל-הֶבֶל וְאֶל-מִנְחָתוֹ.”
“and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And YHVH had regard for Abel and his offering”
The Zohar explains that ‘and Abel also’, means that Abel’s offering to YHVH was mostly to the side of holiness and also small part for the other side. Cain brought offerings that were mostly to the other side and little of it to the holy side. That is why Cain’s offerings were rejected and Abel’s was accepted.
All material things of this world include forces of the other side because for its existence every matter needs desire for the self alone.
Every action we do in this world is the aspect of bringing offering to YHVH because we need to elevate sparks of Light from food, work, relationship, and everything else around us.
Abel made efforts to select from the firstborn and picked the best parts of his portions. That means that he had a consciousness of elevating his offering. He didn’t just picked something from what he had like Cain (Genesis 4:3) ‘Cain brought from the fruit of the ground’.
In previous lessons (http://dailyzohar.com/daily-zohar-2050/), we studied the importance of spiritual connections with proper consciousness, making unification of upper and lower to draw Light.
When you give your tithe, pause and meditate that you do it from the heart, appreciating the gifts of sustenance you receive from above. Dedicate your giving to reveal more Light in your life and the world. With that consciousness the blessings will come sooner or later as God promises (Malachi 3:10).
Everything we study in the Zohar is about how to make better connection and draw more Light into our lives for correction, purification, and for the world.
The word Kabbalah, that means ‘receiving’, also comes from the root word ‘קבל’, ‘parallel’. On the lower level we have the corporeal world of Malchut, dark and without light. Parallel to it is the spiritual world with the life force that sustains our world. With the knowledge and tools of Kabbalah, as the Zohar teaches us, we connect and receive the upper Light.