Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
“וְאֵת שֶׁבַע הַנְּעָרוֹת הָרְאֻיוֹת לָתֶת-לָהּ מִבֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ”
“and the seven maidens, who were chosen to be given to her out of the king’s house”
The sages tell us that Esther was 75 years old when chosen by King Ahasuerus to be his wife. Her spiritual level and inner light shined with great beauty and the king was captured by it. The Zohar reveals that the verse above indicates her connection to the seven Sefirot as with the Candelabra.
The Candelabra had seven candles to channel the light from the Sefirot of Zeir Anpin to Malchut. There are three candles on the right, three on the left and the middle one unify them together as one channel to Malchut.
The Tefilin of the head has the letter Shin ש on both sides. One side has the regular Shin that is constructed with three Vavs ווו and the opposite side has the Shin with four Vavs וווו. These are seven channels unified on the top of our forehead. The strap connects the box of the four chambers, encircles the head to bind Chokmah and Binah, then has a knot at the base of the skull for Da’at and from there splits to the right and left in the front of the body. The left strap should reach the heart or below and the right strap, the naval (belly button). The strap itself should be one long piece without breaks.
The Tefilin is activated by the prayer of the Shema Israel that connects to the light of Zeir Anpin and draws it down to Malchut.
It is a powerful connection to recite the Shema Israel three times a day. The first time is in the morning, on or after first light. The second is at the beginning of the night, after sun down and the third is in bed just before going to sleep for the night.
This is a fast version of the Shema Israel Prayer. 1 minute 50 seconds. You can download it to your PC and to your MP3 player listen. Click on the down arrow below
Shema Israel – שמע ישראל
For the Shema Israel page and learning video click here: http://dailyzohar.com/shema-israel/