Daily Zohar # 1717 – Vaera – From one end of the heavens to the other
“כִּי שְׁאַל-נָא לְיָמִים רִאשֹׁנִים אֲשֶׁר-הָיוּ לְפָנֶיךָ, לְמִן-הַיּוֹם אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אָדָם עַל-הָאָרֶץ, וּלְמִקְצֵה הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְעַד-קְצֵה הַשָּׁמָיִם: הֲנִהְיָה, כַּדָּבָר הַגָּדוֹל הַזֶּה, אוֹ, הֲנִשְׁמַע כָּמֹהוּ”
“”Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it?”
The Zohar explains that ‘the former days’ is the aspect of the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin that represent the process of Creation.
Kabbalah teaches us that each sefira has its own 10 sefirot. The Zohar tells us that we can connect to the lower seven Sefirot, which are Chessed to Malchut, but we can’t have understanding of the upper three Sefirot of Keter, Chokmah and Binah of each level. The upper three sefirot are presented with the letters YH יה, of the YHVH name.
We can’t understand the sefirot of Keter, Chokmah and Binah of Chessed or any of the other lower Sefirot because the upper three hold the light of the Endless that drives each level below it.
“הַנִּסְתָּרֹת–לַיהוָה, אֱלֹהֵינוּ; וְהַנִּגְלֹת לָנוּ וּלְבָנֵינוּ, עַד-עוֹלָם–לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת.”
““The concealed belong to YHVH our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
After the Hebrew word for ‘concealed’ ‘הַנִּסְתָּרֹת–לַיהוָה’ we see the יה YH (Upper three Sefirot). Before the ‘revealed’ ‘וְהַנִּגְלֹת ’ we see the letter ו V that represent Zeir Anpin.
The upper three are concealed because they have the light of the Endless that drives all the levels below it. To see or understand it is like having the ability to control it and that is impossible for us as created beings. We can not command our brain to drive our body into actions. We can have faith and do actions on the lower levels to get support of the upper Sefirot but we can not control it.
We can have strong faith and build vessels with our actions but the light from the upper levels comes only if the Endless light allows it to flow down to us.
The Endless is beyond our grasp and we connect to it only with faith as we studied in DZ 1715 – ‘Faith is the key’.