Daily Zohar # 1487 – Kedoshim – Love and Light
4. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אוֹמֵר, מִי שֶׁלֹּא חָס עַל נַפְשׁוֹ, אֵיךְ יִשְׁלֹף נֶפֶשׁ כְּשֵׁרָה לִבְנוֹ? אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, תְּמֵהַנִי עַל הַדּוֹר, וַהֲרֵי הַדָּבָר נֶאֱמַר וְכוּ’. וְעַל זֶה כָּתוּב אַל תִּהְיוּ כְּסוּס כְּפֶרֶד אֵין הָבִין. אַשְׁרֵיהֶם הַצַּדִּיקִים שֶׁמִּשְׁתַּדְּלִים בַּתּוֹרָה וְיוֹדְעִים אֶת דַּרְכֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וּמְקַדְּשִׁים אֶת עַצְמָם בִּקְדֻשַּׁת הַמֶּלֶךְ, וְנִמְצָאִים קְדוֹשִׁים בַּכֹּל, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ שׁוֹלְפִים רוּחַ שֶׁל קֹדֶשׁ מִלְמַעְלָה, וְכָל בְּנֵיהֶם הֵם צַדִּיקֵי אֱמֶת, וְנִקְרָאִים בְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ, בָּנִים קְדוֹשִׁים.
Rabbi Shimon teaches us in the Idra Rabbah that everything ‘hangs’ on love. It’s the tool that connects the lower level with the Light of the Creator.
Love on the lower levels between friends is just a base to start climbing the spiritual levels of the YHVH. The name itself has the value of twice love (13 x 2 = 26). When we come to connect with love from below (13) we merit the love (13) from above and make the necessary unification to draw the light.
Usually Zeir Anpin requires a process of ‘Ibbur’ (impregnation), ‘Yenicka’ (nursing) to reach ‘Gadlut’ (maturity).
On the night of the Seder we experience a spiritual miracle and the Zeir Anpin is revealed in its maturity level, meaning the complete revelation of Light.
The next day we drop to the regular process and the counting of the Omer. During the counting of seven weeks we build the vessel for the full Light of Zeir Anpin that is revealed again on Shavuot, when we receive the Torah.
Our life’s process is about building the vessel and earning the Light. We build with love and receive the light with love from above.
Love and Light. Express love and unity with the people around you and connect to the Torah through the Zohar to use Rabbi Shimon and his love to us to climb up. When you sit around the Seder table, don’t just chat with your friends, make a real connection to the story of the Haggadah. It takes us on a of connecting the lower levels using 15 steps (YH) and the four cups (YHVH), connecting to the full revelation of the Light of Zeir Anpin.
Chag Pesach Sameach with Love and Light to all.
Note: This was a quick and unedited article. I apologize for any error.