Daily Zohar # 1547 – Chukat – Shoes
“וַיֹּאמֶר, אַל-תִּקְרַב הֲלֹם; שַׁל-נְעָלֶיךָ, מֵעַל רַגְלֶיךָ–כִּי הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עוֹמֵד עָלָיו, אַדְמַת-קֹדֶשׁ הוּא”
“Then he said, “Do not come near; take your shoes off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
The ‘shoes’ are the aspect of Malchut. The Zohar explains that when God commanded Moses to take off his shoes it was a command to separate from his wife and connect to the Shechina. In order to fulfill his mission Moses needed to have a higher level of connection and a bridge between the upper and lower worlds.
The Shechina is what gives us the ability to draw and reveal Light in the world.
In order for Moses to connect to the Shechina he was elevated to the Sefira of Da’at. It is the Sefira that brides the Light from the upper three Sefirot and sends it down through Zeir Anpin to Malchut, the Shechina.
The verse says ‘is holy ground’ in male form. Ground is always female but in this verse it is referred to as male to tell us that Moses came to connect with Zeir Anpin and was elevated to Da’at.
-Never throw your shoes or any shoe on another person because it breaks your connection to Malchut and invites judgments.
-Shoes in a dream represents the person’s connection to Malchut. If a dead person in a dream takes a shoe from the dreamer then it means that the dreamer is in danger of death. If the dead takes any other household item it means loss. If the dreamer receives a shoe or anything else from a dead person then it’s a good message of change.
-Moses was the incarnation of Abel, the son of Adam (אדם 45, Z”A).