Daily Zohar # 1966 – Toldot – light up your Moon
Title: Light up the moon
When Abraham -Right column, Chessed- came to the world he embraced the Moon, which is the aspect of Malchut . When Isaac -Left column, Gevurah- came, their connection to Malchut got stronger. When Jacob came he connected the Sun, which is the aspect of Zeir Anpin, to the ‘Moon’, Malchut and the Light was revealed through the Central column.
The Moon doesn’t have light of its own and it shines only when the sun has uninterrupted connection to it. Jacob connected the right and the left in balance to allow flow of Light from the upper three Sefirot.
Abraham had one son from the pure side, Isaac and one from the impure side, Ishmael. Isaac had Jacob from the pure side and Esau from the impure side. They didn’t have balance until Jacob came with his purity.
Jacob worked seven hard years for Lea then seven more years for Rachel. Lea represented the upper H ה of the YHVH name and Rachel represented the lower H ה of the name. His hard work in the world of Malchut, together with his dedication to the spiritual studies, merited him the control over the central column. He could bring 12 sons that represent the 12 ‘borders’ of Zeir Anpin.
Lesson: To draw Light to the world without negative aspects, we must learn the Tree of Life system and follow its laws. Being a good person (Abraham, Right) is important but that is only the first step. We need to have pure faith in the ways of God with desires (Isaac, binding, Left) to continue the Light from the Good side (Chessed, Abraham). The final step is revealing the Light through work, restrictions and spiritual connections (Jacob, central column). Without this process the ‘Moon’ (Malchut, our lives) can not shine.