Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Shimon tells us that since man has a part of the Creator, no one in the world can take it away from him except the Creator himself.
Man is responsible for his actions and correction process. If he connects to the impure and negative side he removes himself from the connection to the Tree of Life that is the part of God inside him.
The Zohar reveals to us that the merit of benefiting from the Final redemption is for those who are ready to accept the pain and suffering that they experience for soul cleansing on their correction process.
“וַיִּפְגַּע בַּמָּקוֹם וַיָּלֶן שָׁם, כִּי-בָא הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, וַיִּקַּח מֵאַבְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם, וַיָּשֶׂם מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיו; וַיִּשְׁכַּב, בַּמָּקוֹם הַהוּא”
“And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.”
After Jacob ran away from his brother Esau who wanted to kill him, he found ‘the place’ which is where the Holy Temple (‘the place’) was going to be built later. The verse tells us that he was connected to the words of the Torah. It is represented by the words ‘מֵאַבְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם’ ‘the stones of the place’. His consciousness was always with the Torah and because of that he found the 22 channels of light that were connected to that place. It is revealed in the word “וַיִּשְׁכַּב” that means יש כב ‘there are 22’.
‘לפום צערא אגרא’ ‘according to pain, the reward’.
The sages taught us that our reward is according to the pain we go through.
“לְהַנְחִיל אֹהֲבַי יֵשׁ; וְאֹצְרֹתֵיהֶם אֲמַלֵּא”
“Bestowing a rich inheritance (יֵשׁ) on those who love me and making their treasuries full.”
As we are getting closer to the Final Redemption we see an increase of chaos in the world. Many good people, including righteous ones, are suffering serious pain in their lives. Some suffer in their relationships with the spouse or the children; some suffer from health issues; some from lack of sustenance or income and some even from unexplained depression. This situation will increase in the near future. The signs are visible and some people that can see the ‘Image’ of God in Malchut (see previous DZ) understand why.
We should remember that all the difficulties that we experience are God’s tests, evaluating our faith in him, our vessel and ability to hold the great light that will follow. Some people have or will have great success in different areas of their lives. The test is in how/if they use their fortune in helping others.