Daily Zohar # 2089 – Shemini – How to Kabbalah
40. וְעַל כֵּן הַשֶּׁבַח שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מְשַׁבֵּחַ אֶת כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל – כְּשׁוֹשַׁנָּה שֶׁהִיא בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, שֶׁהִיא מְעֻלָּה וְעוֹלָה עַל הַכֹּל. כָּךְ כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל בֵּין שְׁאָר הָאוּכְלוּסִים, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהִיא עוֹלָה וּמִתְעַטֶּרֶת עַל הַכֹּל. וְזוֹ שׁוֹשַׁנָּה בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, וְאֶתְרוֹג בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת שִׁבְחָהּ שֶׁל כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל עַל הַכֹּל.
41. בֹּא רְאֵה, כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל מִתְבָּרֶכֶת עַל יְדֵי הַכֹּהֵן, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל מִתְבָּרְכִים עַל יְדֵי הַכֹּהֵן, וְהַכֹּהֵן מִתְבָּרֵךְ עַל יְדֵי הַכֹּהֵן הָעֶלְיוֹן. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (במדבר ו) וְשָׂמוּ אֶת שְׁמִי עַל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַאֲנִי אֲבָרֲכֵם.
Continued from previous DZ
I am sorry for the long study but it is a very important one. Some may agree with it and some may even get upset and unsubscribe. I care about everyone here but I must be truthful and follow the teaching of the Zohar without masks.
Nadav and Avihu wanted to bring great Light to the world. One of the reasons they didn’t succeed is because they were not married and that means that they didn’t have the proper vessel to draw and channel the great Light to the world.
“בְּזֹאת יָבֹא אַהֲרֹן, אֶל-הַקֹּדֶשׁ:‘
“With ‘this’ Aaron will enter into the Holy”
The Zohar explains that ‘this’ is Malchut and the Shechina. Aaron should connect to the Shechinah to accompany him when entering the Holy of Holies for unification. That means that drawing Light should be with Male and Female. The High Priest did this process so he can draw Light for the Israelites and to the entire world.
Song of Songs 2:2
“כְּשׁוֹשַׁנָּה בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, כֵּן רַעְיָתִי בֵּין הַבָּנוֹת”
“”Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens”
The lily in this verse is the aspect of the Shechina that YHVH loves. He wishes to be unified with her in order to bring Light to the lower levels.
When a man on the lower level comes to his wife with love for unification he awakens a unification on the upper levels. The love of YHVH is to be in unification with the Shechina and those who support this process the Holy One Blessed be He and the Shechinah bless them.
The blessing of the priests has three verses for the Right, Left and Central columns. The first and last words of three verses are numerically 1820. It is the number of times the name YHVH appears in the Torah. The first word of the Torah בראשית in its spelled form is also numerically 1820. We learn from that the this blessing is a very high connection and well constructed vessel for our benefits.
There are more amazing secrets related to the number 1820 and the YHVH name. I bring this point here to help everyone understand that words of prayers and blessings are vessels that draw Light. Each prayer and blessing is a different vessel and draws different Light.
When the priests say the words of the blessings, they become a great vessel for the Light of YHVH. Only after the vessel is ready the Light can come down. Without the words of the blessings there’s no Light. God gave Moses the mission to teach it to Aaron and the priests. After the blessings God makes it clear that the priests are just vessels and he is the one that brings the Light.
“וְשָׂמוּ אֶת-שְׁמִי, עַל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַאֲנִי, אֲבָרְכֵם”
“So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”
The blessings come from YHVH after we prepare the vessel with love and words.
Nowadays the blessing of the priests comes at the end of the prayer (Amida) that takes us to the spiritual level of Atziluth. The Kohanim (priests) approach and face the Ark. They cover themselves with the prayer shawl. When they are called (“Kohanim”) they start a special blessing that connects them to the Torah and the holiness of Aaron, the first high priest.
“בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹקֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בִּקְדֻשָּׁתוֹ שֶׁל אַהֲרֹן וְצִוָּנוּ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּאַהֲבָה”
“Blessed are You, YHVH our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with the holiness of Aaron and commanded us to BLESS His people Israel with LOVE”
When they take on themselves the precept of blessing the children of Israel, in the word ‘BLESS’, they turn and face the congregation while still covered by the prayer shawl. This act indicates that they are delivering the blessing from YHVH with a vessel of Love.
Then they follow the leader of the prayers and recite after him the three verses, word by word. The Kohanim should know that they are just a channel (covered, no identity) and the words that deliver the Light come from another source. They are a simple channel but must have a vessel of love to channel the blessings.
Proper and pure love is a key for creating a good and strong vessel for the Light. Physical attraction and sex don’t create a good vessel for drawing high Light. The temporary pleasure is high energy but it comes from the left column with possible judgments.
After preparing the vessel with love, the process of drawing the Light should take place. When a man comes to his wife with love and she accepts him the vessel is ready. Now there should be a unification and penetration to transfer Light from above. This creates the upper unification of Chokmah and Binah (Right and Left brain) and activates Da’at that is the channel for the Light (seeds of life). The spiritual penetration is with the words of the prayers.
We need a Minyan, which is a group of ten men or more to have the initial vessel (10 Sefirot) for the Shechina. The Holy Ari teaches us that we need to start the prayers with accepting the precept of unconditional love to each other to create the vessel and have a better channel to elevate our prayers (penetration) and receive life into our vessels.
I must add here my disappointment with the big kabbalah organizations for not doing the proper spiritual connection. They are seriously flawed in this aspect. I am not trying to bring people to my class rooms and pay membership fees or any other fee. I want them to be strong and follow the teaching and ways of their teachers. They picked from them only what could attract more people and make good business for their system. Hugging and sharing among a group of thousands is a good base for a great vessel but without proper consciousness and prayers the vessel stay empty. They have only temporary pleasure from social acceptance and environment of no judgement (maybe).
This is a first wakeup call that I send through you to them. I know that most of you are ‘chickens’ and afraid to say that you learned something important on the Daily Zohar. They may accuse you of being weak and against their system and may kick you out of their social club/circle. You may think about saying something but you are afraid to lose a place that accepts you. That means that you are dependent on people and not on YHVH, that is the Light in your life.
I am happy to be spiritually homeless. I am not affiliated with any organization. I follow the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon, the Holy Ari, and the teaching of Rabbi Ashlag. I can tell you almost with certainty that if he was alive today seeing what they do with his teaching he would scream. Maybe he does that up there in heaven.
Selling positive behavior is not Kabbalah, it’s social and moral rules to live happy among positive people. Kabbalah is to receive the Light through true spiritual connections, prayers, Shabbat and holidays. It’s not about buying a seat or receiving hugs from your rabbi or teacher.
Please read this study again and correct me if I’m wrong.
With love to all.