Daily Zohar # 1672 – Toldot – Face the Light
10. בֹּא רְאֵה, הַלְּבָנָה לֹא מְאִירָה אֶלָּא כְּשֶׁרוֹאָה אֶת הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, וְכֵיוָן שֶׁרוֹאָה אוֹתוֹ – מְאִירָה. וְעַל כֵּן בְּאֵר לַחַי רֹאִי הַזּוֹ וַדַּאי, וְאָז מְאִירָה וְעוֹמֶדֶת בְּמַיִם חַיִּים. לַחַי רֹאִי, כְּדֵי לְהִתְמַלֵּא וְלִהְיוֹת מְאִירָה מֵהַחַי הַזֶּה.
Continued from pervious DZ
This Zohar study and story began (in paragraph 7) telling us that Rabbi Yitzhak woke up at night to study the Torah. At the same time, Rabbi Yehudah woke up in a different town and decided to walk to Rabbi Yitzhak and study with him.
When he arrived at his door he heard the words of Rabbi Yitzhak, that we studied previously, about the merit of Isaac to have the unification with the Shechina.
Now Rabbi Yehuda opens the door and makes connection with his friend. Rabbi Yitzhak said that the unification of the Shechina was with them.
They continued discussing the meaning of Isaac’s place, “בְּאֵר לַחַי רֹאִי”, “Beer-lahai-roi”, and explained that “be’er” was ‘well of life’ and the aspect of Isaac. It is also the aspect of the Shechina that connects to ‘Life’, ‘חי’ (Chai 18), which is Yessod and Tzadik. These two aspects can not be separated because the unification, called ‘Life’,’חי’, is for the upper worlds, and for the lower worlds when they are in unification. Only when there is unification of upper and lower the force of life can be expressed. Prayers (words) and Consciousness, Woman and Man, Light and Vessel.
The Zohar also brings the example of the sun and the moon. The moon has no life without the light of the sun. As we explained in previous DZ, ‘Beer Lahai-roi’ literally means ‘well of visible life’.
Lessons: when Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Yitzhak studied about the unification of the Shechina, they experienced the same thing in their lives. When we study the Zohar we have similar connection but each one of us on his own personal spiritual level. With time and daily study, we bring our souls to experience higher levels of Light.
We are in Malchut and the aspect of the moon, if we don’t face and connect to the Light we are in the aspect of the dark side of the moon.