Daily Zohar # 1785 – Bride and groom to meet on the fifteenth
134. אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, לָמָּה לָנוּ לְהַטְרִיחַ כָּל זֶה, מִקְרָא שָׁלֵם הוּא, שֶׁהֲרֵי בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה הַזִּוּוּג הָעֶלְיוֹן הַקָּדוֹשׁ מִתְעוֹרֵר וְנִמְצָא. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב הוּא הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה לַה’ שִׁמֻּרִים. מַה זֶּה שִׁמֻּרִים? שְׁנַיִם, הַזִּוּוּג שֶׁל הַלְּבָנָה עִם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ. לְכָל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְדֹרֹתָם, שֶׁהֲרֵי מִכָּאן וָהָלְאָה נִתְאַחֲדוּ וְנִקְשְׁרוּ בַקֶּשֶׁר שֶׁל הַשֵּׁם הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְיָצְאוּ מֵרָשׁוּת אַחֶרֶת. מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר מְתַקְּנִים אֶת עַצְמָם, וּמְבַעֲרִים חָמֵץ מִבֵּינֵיהֶם וְנִכְנָסִים לָרָשׁוּת הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, וְאָז מִתְעַטְּרִים חָתָן וְכַלָּה בְּעַטְרוֹת הָאֵם הָעֶלְיוֹנָה, וְצָרִיךְ אָדָם לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת עַצְמוֹ בֶּן חוֹרִין.
From Zohar Emor paragraphs 133, 134
On the 14th of Nisan we prepare the Malchut that is the aspect of the oral Torah, on the fifteenth we have a full moon that represents the full revelation of the light of Zeir Anpin.
The Zohar reveals that on the fourteenth we prepare the bride, which is Malchut, by going through a process of cleansing with the cleaning and removing of the Chametz from our homes. On the night of the fifteenth we have the unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut on the supernal level.
When the Israelites left Egypt they had the full support of the Light like a bride and a groom. On the night of the Seder we have the same spiritual event. Malchut is elevated to Binah and Zeir Anpin to Chokmah and that gives us the aspect of freedom. The Chametz is the aspect of the desire for the self alone that pulls us down in Malchut. When we remove any aspect of it from ourselves, and with the Light revealed on Pesach, we are elevated above the seven Sefirot and beyond the control of the physical world. On that level, our souls experience complete freedom.
Because of that high level of unification it’s better for us to stay awake all night studying all that is related to Pesach. The study helps souls immerse and experience this light in its fullness.
We have the Zohar Pesach (in Hebrew) that was prepared by our spiritual partner in Israel ‘מפעל הזוהר העולמי’. It’s in Hebrew and you can scan it or you can print all the studies of this week and go over the studies on the night of the Seder. You can share it during the meal of the Seder and or after the Seder. You can use Spanish and Portuguese translations on the Facebook pages.
We are maybe living in a free and democratic country and we don’t need a physical freedom but our souls are definitely in need of that to be able to expand beyond the limits of the physical body and influence greater positive change and growth in our lives.
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