Daily Zohar # 1654 – Lech lecha – 100 keys for blessings
Zohar Lech Lecha
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-אַבְרָם, לֶךְ-לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ.”
“Now YHVH said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”
Lech Lecha, לך לך, is numerically 100. The Zohar reveals that the way God instructed Abram to go out of his land and roots was the way God would send souls to the world.
When a soul comes down from Zeir Anpin and enters Malchut she is blessed with seven blessings that are the aspect of the seven Sefirot. God makes the soul swear to him to follow the Torah. He gives her 100 keys for every day. The numerical value of Lech Lecha , לך לך, is 100 and these keys are blessings that give the soul the ability to connect back to its roots on the higher levels.
The Zohar decodes the verse above and explains;
Go for yourself = לך לך is 100 and it implies to the entire Tree of Life.
from your country = מֵאַרְצְךָ is for the Garden of Eden, which is the Light of Chokmha and Binah. It is where the souls receive the higher level of Light. The 100 blessings are like rungs of a ladder that enable us to climb to that level.
your kindred = וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ is for the body that is the aspect of Zeir Anpin and the 12 (12 borders of the Zeir Anpin, 12 tribes, 12 constellations). The 12 influences the process of the soul in this world.
your father’s house = וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ House is a vessel and the aspect of the Shechina. The father is the Holy One Bless be He.
to the land that I will show you = אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ is for our world, where the soul is sent to do her work.
Abram’s soul was from higher levels. The Zohar explains his name אברם as אב רם, which means ‘higher father’. God sent him to the lower level and later added the letter H ה to his name so Abraham could manifest the future plans God showed him when he took him out to see the stars.
Our souls are from higher levels. We need the blessings that come from studying the Torah to draw the higher Light that gives us ability to work and manifest the plans God has planned for us in this world.