Daily Zohar # 1446 – Pekude – Time and place
8. כָּתוּב כָּאן אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן, וְכָתוּב שָׁם אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁכָּל אוֹתָן תּוֹלָדוֹת שֶׁעָשׂוּ וְהוֹצִיאוּ שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ, כֻּלָּן בְּכֹחַ שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ הָאוֹר הַגָּנוּז נַעֲשׂוּ וְיָצְאוּ. פְּקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן יָצְאוּ בְּאוֹתוֹ הַכֹּחַ. מִנַּיִן לָנוּ? שֶׁכָּתוּב וּבְצַלְאֵל בֶּן אוּרִי בֶן חוּר לְמַטֵּה יְהוּדָה – זֶהוּ מִצַּד הַיָּמִין. וְאִתּוֹ אָהֳלִיהָב – זֶהוּ מִצַּד הַשְּׂמֹאל. וְהַמִּשְׁכָּן מִצַּד יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל הוּקַם וְנַעֲשָׂה, וּמֹשֶׁה שֶׁהָיָה בֵינֵיהֶם הֵקִים אוֹתוֹ.
9. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (ישעיה טז) וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כִּסֵּא וְיָשַׁב עָלָיו בֶּאֱמֶת וְגוֹ’. וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כִּסֵּא, הֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ, כְּשֶׁעָלְתָה מַחֲשָׁבָה בְּרָצוֹן שֶׁל שִׂמְחָה מִטְּמִיר כָּל הַטְּמִירִים שֶׁלֹּא נוֹדָע וְלֹא נִדְבָּק, הִגִּיעָה אוֹתָהּ שִׂמְחָה וְהִכְּתָה לְתוֹךְ הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה, וְאָז נִכְנַס לַמָּקוֹם שֶׁנִּכְנַס.
Continued from previous DZ.
The Zohar explains on 39:33 that they brought the Tabernacle to Moses. It is like bringing the bride to the groom. They built the vessel and Moshe, who represented the Light, needed to activate it. God told him when to do it and how to do it, exactly.
On the 25th day of Kislev the Tabernacle was completed. God instructed Moses to activate the Tabernacle only on the first of Nissan. It was three months and 7 days later.
The 25th of Kislev is the day we celebrate Hanukkah. 1173 years after the Tabernacle was completed the Maccabees took back control over the Holy Temple and reconnected the Light to the Menorah, activating the Holy Temple.
The seed of the connection to the Holy Tabernacle was planted when Moses blessed the Israelites when they completed the work on the Tabernacle. After that there were three months of concealment to establish the vessel and build its desire for the Light. Like in pregnancy, during the first three months, it is hard to know if the woman is carrying a baby. Also when Moses was born; his mother concealed him for three months (Exodus 2:2).
Timing is important. Rosh Hashanah and the First of Nisan are two heads of the year, one is female and one is male. They represent the aspects of light and vessel. The Tabernacle was ‘activated’ on the first of Nissan because it was the beginning of the male energy of the year.
The desire to create and build something is supported by the power of our consciousness. The use of the Hebrew letters as it was used to build the Tabernacle has the power to manifest our thoughts. The letters are embedded in our name and DNA. On a smaller scale, we have the power to achieve whatever our mind is set for. If we define our goals clearly and to the detail, like all the parts of the Tabernacle, we can achieve them when we apply the spiritual laws given to us by God.
We can build the most sophisticated computer with the best parts, but it will give us nothing if we don’t connect it to a power source. We are not built from piece of hardware. Our souls need a spiritual energy for sustenance. It can come only from the study of Torah through the Zohar.
At the end of verse 40:33 Moses finishes the work.
“וַיְכַל מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-הַמְּלָאכָה”
“and Moses finished the work”
Immediately after, in 40:34, G-d appears in the Tabernacle.
וַיְכַס הֶעָנָן, אֶת-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד; וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, מָלֵא אֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן
“Then the cloud covered the tent, and the glory of the G-d filled the tabernacle”
Moses connected the Tabernacle (vessel) to the Light and activated it on the first day of Nisan. When we have a vessel and a proper connection, the Light must appear, unconditionally. As we will see in the next portion of Vayikra, God calls Moses from within the Tabernacle. The Israelites built the vessel and God came to dwell in it.
Our soul is our personal Tabernacle. If we build it properly, then we can bring the Light and activate it on all consciousness levels. More in the next DZ