Daily Zohar # 1441 – Vayakhel – Gather yourself for Life
The sin of the Golden Calf broke the connection of the Israelites to the Sefira of Da’at.
The lower world is the aspect of Malchut and the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin. They represent the process and the outcome. We use the process that is Zeir Anpin to elevate ourselves to the upper world.
The upper world is the three Sefirot of Chokmah, Binah and Da’at. Da’at serves like a bridge between the two worlds and allows the flow of the life force from the upper to the lower.
With the revelation of the Torah and Moses’ ascend to the Mountain, the bridge that is Da’at was established and intended to be permanent upon receiving the Torah by the people.
The sin happened before the Torah was brought down to the people and the bridge shattered to pieces.
When Moses assembled the people back to him he connected them back to Da’at through him but it was not the permanent bridge that could’ve brought continuous life force and immortality to the world.
Rabbi Shimon wrote the 70 Tikunei Zohar to correct and ‘gather’ all the Israelite souls under the Light. Moses gave a spark of his soul to assist Rabbi Shimon because it is also part of his final correction. Elijah who is Pinchas opened the Tikunei Zohar and helped in the revelation of many secrets because he is the eternal priest of the Israelites and the channel of immortality to the world.
The Zohar is the aspect of Da’at that gives us connection to the life force of the upper world. It helps us correct all the sins from Adam and Eve, the Golden Calf, the 10 spies and our personal ones.
Only with Zohar study that gives us connection to Rabbi Shimon, Moses and Elijah we can connect to Da’at and maintain flow of light and life force into our lives and the world.
Rabbi Nissim Peretz זצ”ל of blessed memory reveals that Jacob did similar action when he called his children to bless them and tell them their future.
” וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-בָּנָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר, הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם, בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים”
” And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: ‘Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the end of days”
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It is a powerful connection to Da’at when you know that you and many others do the same thing every day.
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