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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
Genesis 32:2, 3
“וְיַעֲקֹב, הָלַךְ לְדַרְכּוֹ; וַיִּפְגְּעוּ-בוֹ, מַלְאֲכֵי אֱלֹהִים. ”
“וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב כַּאֲשֶׁר רָאָם, מַחֲנֵה אֱלֹהִים זֶה; וַיִּקְרָא שֵׁם-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, מַחֲנָיִם. ”
“And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met (hit פגע) him. ”
“And Jacob said when he saw them: ‘This is God’s camp.’ And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.”
The word ‘met’ in the verse above has the Hebrew root of ’ פגע’ , meaning ‘hit’. Like in English, it can be used as in ‘He hit the place’ meaning, ‘he arrived at the place’ or use ‘hit’ in its negative aspect.
“ וַיִּפְגַּע בַּמָּקוֹם וַיָּלֶן שָׁם, כִּי-בָא הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ ”
“And he reached the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set ”
The Zohar tells us that it is not good for a husband to come to his wife unless he pleases her so she’ll be happy to accept his connection. During the process of Creation, Malchut had the light of all the Sefirot above her, before pushing the light away. Malchut created a restriction and became an empty vessel with desire for the light. Restriction is the natural state of Malchut. It should be transformed to desire to receive to let the Light ‘penetrate’ through the curtains of Malchut, planting seeds of Light for continuation.
To benefit from this union the man should please his wife so she’ll be receptive to him when he transfers the light. Proper unification is ‘fruitful’ in all aspects of life and it creates balance between the two and greater flow of light in their lives.
Women with children are not easily ‘pleased’ because they already experienced and fulfilled continuation of Light in the world. Nevertheless, the Light that flows between the two is important for all aspects of life.