Continued from previous DZ
The Zohar discusses the aspects of Teshuva.
Adam was Created in the image of God. ‘Image’ is ‘צלם’ in Hebrew with numerical value of ‘עץ’, ‘Tree’. Adam at the moment of his creation was a complete being, male and female in one body, physical and spiritual. They were together like the aspects of the Y י and the H ה of the YHVH name.
“קְחוּ עִמָּכֶם דְּבָרִים וְשׁוּבוּ אֶל יְהוָה אִמְרוּ אֵלָיו כָּל תִּשָּׂא עָוֹן וְקַח טוֹב וּנְשַׁלְּמָה פָרִים שְׂפָתֵינוּ”
“Take with you words, and return unto YHVH; say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.”
The Zohar quotes this verse to teach us that the connection to the Y and the H that is Chokmah and Binah of the name is through the Torah that is the aspect of Vav of the name and the Zeir Anpin together with the action of following the precept that is the aspect of the lower H of Malchut.
Following the precepts and studying the Torah connects Zeir Anpin and Malchut, giving us the ability to do the Teshuva, which generally translates to ‘repentance’ but the deeper meaning is to follow the process that takes us to the upper H of Binah. When we connect to Binah we achieve the level of ‘Teshuva’ and are able to fulfill the precepts of ‘Awe’ to YHVH that connects us to the Y of the name and complete unity with the Light of the Endless that flows through the unification of the Y and the H.
Lesson: Most people do Teshuva by returning from being ‘bad’ to connect to the H of Malchut by following some precepts while the true process of Teshuva is to climb higher to the H of Binah. It’s not easy but highly rewarding because following the Torah and its study through the Zohar can take us to levels that few can get there. The feeling and view is amazing because it’s all Light. It’ like flying above the clouds where it’s all clear and bright. Even the greatest storm can’t harm you.
This process is the True Kabbalah, “to receive”. There are no shortcuts. Hugging circles is amazing but only good on the level of Malchut and having a better vessel to draw Light. To draw the Light you need spiritual actions of the precepts of the Torah, study the Zohar with dedication until you feel the YHVH name and its Light radiates in every part of your body and soul.
My goal is to make the Daily Zohar a tool that teaches you how to go above the cloud.