Daily Zohar # 2036 – Yitro – Go above the clouds
51. אֲשֶׁר חֶלְקוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה, שֶׁהוּא לְמַעְלָה בְּכָל הַקְּדֻשּׁוֹת הָעֶלְיוֹנוֹת, וְהִסְתַּכֵּל בְּמַה שֶּׁלֹּא נִתְּנָה רְשׁוּת לְאָדָם אַחֵר בָּעוֹלָם לְהִסְתַּכֵּל. וּכְמוֹ שֶׁבִּלְעָם הָיָה רוֹאֶה אוֹר קָטָן דַּקִּיק כְּמֵאֲחוֹרֵי הַכֹּתֶל מִתּוֹךְ אוֹתוֹ הַצַּד הָאַחֵר, אַף כָּךְ מֹשֶׁה מִתּוֹךְ אוֹר עֶלְיוֹן גָּדוֹל וָרַב הָיָה רוֹאֶה לְמַטָּה כְּמֵאֲחוֹרֵי הַכֹּתֶל חֹשֶׁךְ דַּקִּיק אֶחָד שֶׁנִּרְאָה לוֹ, וְלֹא בְּכָל זְמַן, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבִּלְעָם לֹא הָיָה מִסְתַּכֵּל בְּאוֹתוֹ אוֹר בְּכָל זְמַן.
52. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה הַנָּבִיא הַנֶּאֱמָן, מַה כָּתוּב בּוֹ? (שמות ג) וַיֵּרָא מַלְאַךְ ה’ אֵלָיו בְּלַבַּת אֵשׁ מִתּוֹךְ הַסְּנֶה. הַסְּנֶה הָיָה וַדַּאי בְּתוֹךְ אוֹתָהּ קְדֻשָּׁה, וְנִדְבַּק בּוֹ. שֶׁהַכֹּל נִדְבַּק זֶה בָּזֶה, טָהוֹר וְטָמֵא. אֵין טָהוֹר אֶלָּא מִתּוֹךְ טָמֵא.
Moses was connected directly to the upper three sefirot and he could see and connect to the Light. He didn’t need faith to make spiritual connections because he knew everything. When he was invited to remove his shoes at the event of the ‘burning bush’ (Exodus 3:5), God elevated him to a place where they could communicate beyond the level of regular human beings. That place was ‘Da’at’, meaning ‘Knowledge’. That implies a connection above the lower seven sefirot.
Moses was blessed because he saw only Light. Sometimes he could see a little darkness. Balaam was on the opposite side. He was on the level of Da’at of the negative side and he saw darkness and sometime a small light.
Moses could overcome all challenges and commanded the world of Malchut. He could be a messenger of God to bring all the plagues on Egypt and he could also be the one who brought the Torah to the Israelites and the entire world.
Our connection to Moses is through the Zohar and the more we study it, the higher we go. With time and efforts we see the Light in everything and darkness is pushed away to a distance.
Some people make efforts to ascend but they are pulled down because of past mistakes and tikkun from previous lives. As they climb the ‘ladder’ of the Zohar they’ll see more Light and less darkness.
Imagine you are flying through heavy clouds and it feels as if your plane is about to break. It’s dark all around and you are stressed. When you keep putting efforts to continue ascending through the clouds, it becomes clearer, light is as far as the eyes can see and it’s beautiful. All you need then is to maintain efforts to stay in the Light.