Daily Zohar # 1656 – Vayera – Name your life
The Zohar explains that before man was created everything was in a frozen state. Everything existed with all the forces but not activated. The earth and trees did not bring fruit and the cycle of nature was on hold. Everything was like on ‘pause’ and ‘mute’. When man came to the scene all the forces of nature activated and the sound was revealed in the world.
Song of Songs 2:12
“הַנִּצָּנִים נִרְאוּ בָאָרֶץ, עֵת הַזָּמִיר הִגִּיעַ; וְקוֹל הַתּוֹר, נִשְׁמַע בְּאַרְצֵנוּ”
“The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”
‘The time of singing has come’ means that when man in the world there is a way to connect to the Creator and the entire forces of nature are using sound.
The Zohar distinguishes between all living creatures and man by describing man as ‘מדבר’, ‘one who speaks’. The sound of man is the sound that can make spiritual connection to activate and create in this world. Obviously, God hears every creature but only man can create forces with his words.
God waited for Adam to name all living creatures, giving him the power to control all of them. Genesis 2:19 “Now out of the ground YHVH God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.”
Every word we utter with our mouth is a creative force. Name your life wisely.