Daily Zohar # 1215 – Pinchas – The curse of separation
“וְשַׁבְתִּי אֲנִי, וָאֶרְאֶה אֶת-כָּל-הָעֲשֻׁקִים, אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשִׂים, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ; וְהִנֵּה דִּמְעַת הָעֲשֻׁקִים, וְאֵין לָהֶם מְנַחֵם, וּמִיַּד עֹשְׁקֵיהֶם כֹּחַ, וְאֵין לָהֶם מְנַחֵם. ”
“But I returned and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun; and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power, but they had no comforter. ”
The Zohar explains that the ‘oppressors’ is the angel of death, Sama-el and his wife, Lili-t. The oppressed is the children that are still dependent on their mothers.
The one that is responsible on taking the life of the children is Lili-t, that is the aspect of the spleen. She attracts the kids with laughter and then kills them. She brings the anger and tears when the parents cry over their death and have no comfort.
Sama-el is the aspect of the liver and the one that brings the death to the adults.
The power that the oppressors have comes from the second day of Creation when separation between the two systems of upper and lower waters took place. The Liver and the angel of death were also created on that day.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים. ”
“And God said: ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; ”
On the fourth day, there was a second separation between the greater light sources. The word ‘lights’ is ‘מְאֹרֹת’ in Hebrew and it is missing the letter ו Vav after the Alef. That gives the word a second meaning that means ‘curses’.
The two lights created were of equal value but one of them questioned the Creator for the reason of making two of the same. God took away the light from it and lowered it to the bottom level, which is Malchut. From that action came out the Klipah that is called Lili-t.
The sun is the aspect of יהו YHV, the Light and the moon is the aspect of ה H, Malchut.
The Zohar tells us that the there is no good sign in starting things on Monday and Wednesday.
We should avoid all aspects of separation in all of our actions everyday of the week because it immediately invites the Klipah that kills everything at the beginning.