Daily Zohar # 1688 – Vayeshev – Be the first
The negative side exists before man is born. Because of that it has the advantage and can put a heavy load on the man’s shoulders that can not raise his head. Man is already in trouble before his good side comes to assist.
“וְחָכְמַת הַמִּסְכֵּן בְּזוּיָה, וּדְבָרָיו אֵינָם נִשְׁמָעִים”
“the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.”
The Zohar explains this verse and tells us that the wisdom of the poor person is not heard because the evil side already took over.
Lesson: We encounter difficulties each time we want to take the right course of actions because the negative side is already there. When we have a new plan, it would be better to have a proper planning and allow time to pass from the initial idea to the process of manifestation. Doing so lets the good side and the Light with it to come and support us.
The other way to break the negative side that awaits at the beginnings is to be aware that this force is always there and start with actions of drawing light before anything else.
There are blessings for almost every action that we do in this world. We usually make a blessing before eating food but there are blessings and meditations before we do each precept.
Blessing is a tool to push negativity away before we do the action. Even before we read the Zohar we have a special meditation that the Holy Ari created in order to protect the light revealed through the Zohar study.