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Tikkun 3 – 9
God gave the Manna to the people. It had everything that they wanted but the Erev Rav weren’t happy because they didn’t have the taste for it. To enjoy the Manna they needed to go through four step process to manifest it into physical food to match their desired flavors (See previous DZ). Their consciousness weren’t with the light and they couldn’t connect to it as the Israelites. Nevertheless the Israelites were influenced by their negativity and wanted food that they could eat without the process of meditation that manifested the Manna into the type of food they liked.
God gave them the gift of divine food with a little involvement from their side so they could remove the aspect of Bread of Shame.
Their desire for food as they had in Egypt was against the spiritual system and the Tikun process. They demanded meat and received it. The Zohar says that they were swallowing the food without processing it and that brought judgment on them.
“הַבָּשָׂר, עוֹדֶנּוּ בֵּין שִׁנֵּיהֶם–טֶרֶם, יִכָּרֵת; וְאַף יְהוָה, חָרָה בָעָם, וַיַּךְ יְהוָה בָּעָם, מַכָּה רַבָּה מְאֹד ”
“While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of YHVH was kindled against the people, and YHVH smote the people with a very great plague.”
The Zohar explains that what we receive from the Light should be appreciated and processed without the desire for the self alone. The example given here is of a Torah reader in public who swallows the words of the Torah without proper pronunciations and consciousness.
Everything we do is an opportunity to cleanse and improve our souls. Listening to the selfish and physical desires bring only judgment.
Proverb 3:6 ” בְּכָל-דְּרָכֶיךָ דָעֵהוּ; וְהוּא, יְיַשֵּׁר אֹרְחֹתֶיךָ”
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.”