“וְנָתַתִּי מִשְׁכָּנִי, בְּתוֹכְכֶם; וְלֹא-תִגְעַל נַפְשִׁי, אֶתְכֶם”
“’Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you.”
The root word for ‘My dwelling’ ‘מִשְׁכָּנִי’ is שכן , which is the same as for Shechina and ‘neighbor’. The Shechina is the dwelling place for the Light. She is the aspect of vessel for the upper Light.
Without making a connection to the Shechina we cannot draw Light from the upper sefirot. Because of our inequities we were sent to exile, which is the aspect of the Light distancing itself from us. People hugging and kissing the Western Wall are still in exile. If one’s heart is held close to the Light then the pain of the exile is felt greater because as one comes closer to the Light he gets the feeling of what would be the experience when the Light is revealed in full presence.
With infinite mercy and love to his children, YHVH let the Shechina stays with us so we can maintain flow of Light to the world.
Without Shechina we would be looked at as darkness and subject to judgments. This is one of the reason God left the Shechina with us so we would ‘look good’ and not get to the point of ‘rejection’ .
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