“וְנָשָׂא הַשָּׂעִיר עָלָיו אֶת-כָּל-עֲוֹנֹתָם, אֶל-אֶרֶץ גְּזֵרָה; וְשִׁלַּח אֶת-הַשָּׂעִיר, בַּמִּדְבָּר”
“And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land which is cut off; and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness”
The lower level of the soul that is called Nefesh, is responsible to keep the body alive in this world. It circulates in the body and when it stops moving, life stops and the soul is separated form the body.
On Yom Kippur the high priest in the Holy Temple used to take two goats, one to open channel of light and cleansing and the second became a scapegoat. The priest channeled all the negativity and impurities of the people to this goat and sent it away to the desert.
The Zohar explains that the burden of all transgressions of the people made the goat heavy, which in Hebrew is כבד. It is the same word for liver.
Our consciousness and actions change the soul and it affects the blood. The heart accepts only pure energy and the liver absorbs the negative energies that took hold in the blood because of our actions.
Sam-el, the angel of the negative side, takes the list of all of our sins to the upper court on Yom Kippur but as he goes higher, he becomes heavier and falls like the scapegoat and breaks into pieces. On Yom Kippur, we connect to this event to separate ourselves from the negativity we brought on ourselves and become pure to receive the Light for the coming year.
On the physical level, we should know that every thought and action affects our souls and at the same time the blood. Anger and lies leave DNA marks in the blood and we must deal with it before it becomes a serious health issue.
The DNA is a code that is carried with the soul through several life times. The family line is connected by a line of shared correction process. If someone carries a ‘condition’ in his genes, then it is inherited by the Tikun process of the family.