In this section the Zohar continues with the ‘shoe’ connection that we explained previously. I’ll jump to another place in the portion of Chukat to study an important principal.
When we close our eyes we can imagine without any physical limitations. We can fly over mountain tops, build castles and ride unicorns in the sky.
Is imagination a real thing?
How do we see?
(The paragraph below is a short segment from an article by: Diane M. Szaflarski, Ph.D. , The National Health Museum, http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/CC/vision_background.php )
Vision is a process that requires several components of the human eye and brain to work together. The first step of this amazing sense is happening in the retina of the eye. The photoreceptor neurons in the retina collect the light and send signals to a network of neurons that then generate electrical impulses that go to the brain. The brain then processes those impulses and gives information about what we are seeing. In this unit we will investigate the initial steps in the process of vision. We will discover how the photoreceptors work, and will specifically examine the photoreceptor proteins to learn how light energy is converted into electrical energy. Additionally, we will examine some of the current studies that are helping to further our understanding of the proteins involved in the vision process.
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וַיַּעַשׂ מֹשֶׁה נְחַשׁ נְחֹשֶׁת, וַיְשִׂמֵהוּ עַל-הַנֵּס; וְהָיָה, אִם-נָשַׁךְ הַנָּחָשׁ אֶת-אִישׁ–וְהִבִּיט אֶל-נְחַשׁ הַנְּחֹשֶׁת, וָחָי.
And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.
To understand the Torah we get help from the scientists.
We read earlier that the process of vision is a transformation of light into electrical pulses that hit the brain. The brain “processes” the information and generates an image (that’s the process of IMAGINATION).
Each time we see something, our brain gets “electrocuted”. This process is a connection to the level of Chokmah (Wisdom, right brain). Here, the light is pushed in and the process of Binah is activated (Understanding, left brain). When the two are connected, we experience the energy level of Da’at (Knowledge, Brain Stem and spinal cord). The later is responsible for carrying the energy down to the whole body.
Now, what is the connection to the verse above?
The healing system that God instructed Moses to create was totally dependent on the eye sight.
With this we learn that our eyes are a powerful tool that can draw specific energy and it can affect our physical being. In the wilderness, all they needed was to look at the copper snake to be healed. The light that was reflected from the copper snake generated brain waves that activated a force of healing.
All of us have experienced how a brief look can make a small or huge change in the body. Most of us may throw up just by looking at something “disgusting”. Our stomach may growl when we see a food that we love.
The heart starts beating faster at the sight of something exciting. People get a heart attack from glancing at a scary figure. We all have eye-mind moving experiences. We can take it farther and farther to realize how powerful this principal is.
We can create a totally new life through the proper use of our imagination and brain.
It is all in the brain. Positive thinking is taught by many teachers to achieve success in life. Building a vivid picture in the brain is like programming a GPS to take us to that destination. God gave us this power and we can use it. The only issue is that, because we are close to the final redemption, this ability is limited when it comes to our physical, material existence. The goal should now be to cleanse the soul and be ready for the time of truth and Light.
God gave us his name יהוה for our eyes only. Scanning the sacred texts of the Torah and Zohar heals and purifies our souls. Avoid looking at negative things like accidents on the road, people fighting etc. The purity of the eyes brings purity for the soul.