Daily Zohar # 1174 – Pinchas – Unmute yourself
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“וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת, עַל-יָדֶךָ; וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת, בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ. ”
“And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets (לְטֹטָפֹת) between your eyes. ”
The Tefilin should be above the forehead, between the eyes. The Zohar reveals that the טט from לְטֹטָפֹת is the aspect of Metatron who extends the central column from the top three Sefirot.
The head Tefilin with the strap, creates a circle around the border line of the hair. The strap meets at the back of the neck and comes down to the front of the body to form a connection to the central column.
Metatron is numerically 314 as in Pi (3.14), that relates to the circle and holds secrets of the endless. (Pi has endless number of digits after the decimal point). Here, the Zohar reveals direct connection between Metatron, the circle and the Endless.
Metatron serves as a body for the light of the creator to continue the light to the lower levels. When the Light is not with Metatron then he is ‘mute’, meaning unable to transfer light.
The Zohar refers to the Light as sound and speech is the manifestation. The connection between the Light and the Shechina has the same aspect of sound and speech. God is the life force of everything, he carries the entire existence and without him there is no manifestation or any form of life/existence.
The name אדני ADNY can not have existence without the name יהוה YHVH. We see this relationship in our prayers and when we read the Torah. When we see the name יהוה YHV, we do not pronounce the letters but the name אדני ADONAI. This teaches us that the eye connection is very important but is muted until we make an action to manifest it.