Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #197 – Are you wise or foolish?
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Proverb 10:1, “A wise son makes his father glad; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother”
We, humans were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26, 27). The word for image in Hebrew is צלם, with the same numerical value as עץ, = Tree. We do not have the shape of God but we have the spiritual parallel to the system above.
As the Tree below we need to connect to the Tree above.
Our prayers and connections create spiritual elevations and affinity with the Tree of Life, meaning God. This will allow us to draw from its roots.
We are also the sons of God (Deuteronomy 14:1) and at the top of the tree we have Chokmah and Binah, which are Father and Mother.
Genesis 1:26 “Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness”
Genesis 1:27 “And God created MAN in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them”
Without getting too deep into this part, we can easily see that the Supernal Father and Mother, Chokmah and Binah, “Fathered” us as male and female, which make us one. The creator above is in these aspects of two units that created us as one.
When we are connected to Chokmah, we become ‘wise’ and when we stay at the lower level we are ‘foolish’. Binah, the supernal mother, is unable to give from what she has to give. That is a sad thing when you have something to give to your child to help him and you are unable to do so because they are far from you.