“וַתִּשָּׁחֵת הָאָרֶץ, לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים; וַתִּמָּלֵא הָאָרֶץ, חָמָס.”
“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence.”
The Zohar explains that at first the people sins were in God’s sight, meaning that their actions were hidden from the public, and only God could see their sins.
Then ends with ‘and the earth was filled with violence’ meaning that all their sins were visible.
The Zohar teaches us that corruption of the energy that supports our world begins when we make sins on the spiritual level. People can not see what kind of consciousness we have, and if we do everything that’s needed to support our communities and the world.
Many people come to services to get the energy for themselves, forgetting that a vessel with selfish desires will only have greater lacks and greater unfulfilled desires. People ‘lie’ about giving back to the Light using the action of tithe. It helps remove the aspect of death from a person’s life. Not giving proper tithe allows the energy of death to grow in people’s lives. Looking with evil eye on people around us may not be visible to others but the effect is definitely negative and visible. All those sins corrupt the spiritual system and the process that manifests blessings on earth.