“וַיְהִי כִּי הִקִּיפוּ יְמֵי הַמִּשְׁתֶּה וַיִּשְׁלַח אִיּוֹב וַיְקַדְּשֵׁם, וְהִשְׁכִּים בַּבֹּקֶר וְהֶעֱלָה עֹלוֹת מִסְפַּר כֻּלָּם–כִּי אָמַר אִיּוֹב, אוּלַי חָטְאוּ בָנַי וּבֵרְכוּ אֱלֹהִים בִּלְבָבָם: כָּכָה יַעֲשֶׂה אִיּוֹב, כָּל-הַיָּמִים‘
“And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.”
Job was protective of his children and kept bringing offering that removed any negativity from their actions. Job never shared his offerings with the other side but he received protection from above. The Zohar reveals that if Job were to share his offering with the other side Satan wouldn’t have been able to use any power on him.
The Zohar wants to teach us that the other side is integral part of our existence. Our connection to the physical/material aspects of life is feeding the other side. If our connection is totally pure then we are starving the other side that waits for a weak moment to attack us and take everything we owe him plus interest. If we don’t elevate the material connection then the other side takes the best out of us and our energy is drained.
When we work, eat, produce, earn money from this world we should have the consciousness to be with the Light and at the same time enjoy it on the lower level to satisfy the other side with small and controlled portions.
If we did something and failed to have the consciousness of the Light, we shouldn’t feel as we lost to the other side but say to yourself that this time you gave him a big portion and not the next. It’s the game of life and we need to keep it in balance. Without desires for the self we can’t have desires for the Light and without the Light we can not have long term success in the fight against the other side.
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