Daily Zohar # 1259 – Pinchas – Get dressed for the future
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Rabbi Shimon praises his son for the beautiful revelation and adds that there are many more secrets related to the process of the sacrifices. They are revealed to true righteous people that have the ability to see the secrets of the Creator and his Creation.
The four Holy Creatures of the Holy Throne, Lion, Ox, Eagle and man, are used as ‘connectors’ to the different sacrifices. When the sacrifice is burnt on the Altar, the spirit of the animal is connected to its spiritual root and draws the specific light. The Zohar reveals that the angels that carry this light come closer to that root and get ‘dressed’ with it.
To understand this principal, think about clay material. It doesn’t have any special ‘identity’ until you give it a shape. Then it could be a cup, a cat, a pitcher or anything else. In its foundation level it is still clay but now it is ‘dressed’ with some identity. The angels are pure light but when they are on a ‘mission’ they are dressed with a specific light to match the task.
When a righteous person passes away, his soul ascends to its root in heavens. The Shechina escorts him to his place because his spiritual work on the lower level has created light with affinity to the Shechina. The Shechina welcomes this soul like a son because of the closeness they developed on his righteous path.
Every action we do has a specific root in the spiritual system and our vessel is ‘shaped’ accordingly. With more connections to spiritual roots we can draw more light to the level of Malchut and a greater ‘property’ after death that will be carried on to the next life or with the Resurrection of the Final Redemption.