Daily Zohar # 1796 – Tazria – 41 days to life
“ אִשָּׁה כִּי תַזְרִיעַ, וְיָלְדָה זָכָר”
“A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a male….”
The Right is the aspect of male and the Left is the aspect of female. The Zohar reveals that giving birth to a male means that the male and female parts of the soul come from the Right. The female becomes left of the Right that dominates the two parts of the soul. The character attributes of these souls is Chassadim.
“ וְאִם-נְקֵבָה תֵלֵד”
“and if she gives birth to a female…”
Giving birth to a female means the two parts of the soul come from the Left that dominates the the two souls. The male is Right of the Left and the female is Left of the Left. The character type is of Left column, desires and strength.
“וּשְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים, תֵּשֵׁב בִּדְמֵי טָהֳרָה; בְּכָל-קֹדֶשׁ לֹא-תִגָּע, וְאֶל-הַמִּקְדָּשׁ לֹא תָבֹא, עַד-מְלֹאת, יְמֵי טָהֳרָהּ.”
“Then she shall remain in the blood of her purification for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are completed.”
The souls that come to the world are in a holding state until they settle in the vessel, which is the developing body in the womb. They need to wait for 33 days until the vessel achieves the level of Hod of Hod. At this stage the vessel can receive and hold the light. It takes seven more days for the soul to settle in the body and activate the light in it.
Science teaches us that after 40 days from conception a baby’s heartbeat can be detected by ultrasonic stethoscope. It takes 40 days for the soul to bring life to the body.
The word for mother in Hebrew is אם with numerical value of 41, same as the number of days required for life to come into the vessel. A mother cannot be call ‘mother’ unless she carries life in her.