Daily Zohar # 1216 – Pinchas – Build yourself a personal shield
The Faithful Shepherd teaches us here that the Liver is the level of Esau, as it said (genesis 36:1) “ וְאֵלֶּה תֹּלְדוֹת עֵשָׂו, הוּא אֱדוֹם”
“Now these are the generations of Esau–the same is Edom.”
Edom comes from the root of ‘Red’ color as the blood ‘דם’. Red represents desire and left column.
The liver gathers the entire blood and doesn’t distinguish between pure and impure blood. The heart is the aspect of Israel (Jacob) that separates between good and bad, pure and impure blood. He takes only the pure blood using a process that lets it keep the pure parts.
The heart is at a higher place in the body and the liver is lower. The liver that is left with the impure blood raises anger in the Bile. That anger is the aspect of hell that was created on the second day.
The sages teach us that people with anger are considered as idol worshipers. The negativity in the blood causes the Bile to set fires in the blood and through the arteries it wishes to burn the entire body.
The Zohar gives example of the sea that raises big waves at time of anger and wishes to go over the land and makes destruction.
Only the Shechina surrounds the body like the sand at the sea shores that breaks the waves from coming up.
The liver is our life partner and we should be in good relationship with It. It is affected by our actions. On the spiritual level our negative actions create an effect on the soul level of Nefesh that is the energy that is circulating in the blood and brings life to the body. On the physical level bad food, including processed food with negative consciousness or lack of ‘life’ energy, also puts a load on the liver that wants to clean the body in order to sustain it and stay ‘alive’ for a longer time.
When the liver is ‘fed up’, meaning reaching a critical level of negativity, it activates its partner, the bile, to ignite fires in the body to cleanse the impurity. The Zohar describes it as ‘hell’ because the fire in hell is just a process with the purpose of cleansing the soul before letting it ascend to a higher level.
The fire ‘burns’ consume the energies of the body, forcing it into a renewal process.
Spiritual connections add to the personal protection field that is around our body, it is called ‘Tzelem’, צלם. Numerical value עץ, ‘Tree’ that is the connection to the Tree of Life.
Build your personal shield with spiritual connection, pure and natural food and avoid states of anger.