Daily Zohar # 1498 – Emor – Do your time!
2. אֱמֹר אֶל הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן. מָה הַטַּעַם כָּאן בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן? וְכִי לֹא יָדַעְנוּ שֶׁהֵם בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן? אֶלָּא בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן וְלֹא בְּנֵי לֵוִי, שֶׁאַהֲרֹן הוּא רֵאשִׁיתָם שֶׁל כָּל הַכֹּהֲנִים שֶׁל הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁבּוֹ הִתְרַצָּה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מֵהַכֹּל כְּדֵי לַעֲשׂוֹת שָׁלוֹם בָּעוֹלָם. וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁאַהֲרֹן, דְּרָכָיו הֶעֱלוּ אוֹתוֹ לָזֶה, שֶׁכָּל יָמָיו שֶׁל אַהֲרֹן הָיָה מִשְׁתַּדֵּל לְהַרְבּוֹת שָׁלוֹם בָּעוֹלָם. וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁדְּרָכָיו כָּךְ, הֶעֱלָה אוֹתוֹ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לָזֶה, לְהַכְנִיס שָׁלוֹם בְּפָמַלְיָא שֶׁל מַעְלָה, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ – אֱמֹר אֶל הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן.
Leviticus 23:4 “אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם”
“These are the appointed seasons of G-d, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.”
The word “מועד”, (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 months, 12 signs of the Zodiac that control the energy flow from each constellation to the world.
God tells us about special times in a year, where there are special energies available for us. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time / energy event.
Albert Einstein said that time is just another dimension, a fourth one to go along with the three dimensions. Our understanding of time, Einstein said, is based on its relationship to our environment. The most radical interpretation of his theory: Past, present, and future are merely figments of our imagination, constructs built by our brains so that everything doesn’t seem to happen at once.
Einstein’s conception of unified space-time works better on graph paper than in the real world. Time isn’t like those other dimensions – for one thing, we move only one way within it.
Again, you can move in space in any direction, but time has only ONE direction.
Why so? Why can’t we go back in time?
The simple answer is: Time is illusion, a TEMPOrary perception. If we can’t move freely in time then we don’t need to and we don’t have to. Time exists only on the material level to create a state of beginning and end. There is no time in the spiritual dimensions.
The experience of time changes from one person to another, and from one event to another.
Time was created for us so we can do our “time”. We were born into time frame to follow a work plan. We’ve been “pushed” into matter, the prison of the soul, a place of work with beginning and end.
The portion of Emor gives us the time map of the Holidays, a time where we can connect to higher levels to get support in doing our ‘time’. The holidays in the Bible are for everyone who believes in the Bible, Jews or not. They provide special support that helps us in our tikkun process. Study each holiday to make better connection to it.