Daily Zohar # 2102 – Metzora – The sword of YHVH
“חֶרֶב לַיהוָה מָלְאָה דָם, הֻדַּשְׁנָה מֵחֵלֶב, מִדַּם כָּרִים וְעַתּוּדִים, מֵחֵלֶב כִּלְיוֹת אֵילִים: כִּי זֶבַח לַיהוָה בְּבָצְרָה, וְטֶבַח גָּדוֹל בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם”
“The sword of YHVH is filled with blood, It is sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.”
Malchut is also called sword and woman. They connect to judgment and bleed.
“כַּאֲשֶׁר כָּתוּב בְּתוֹרַת מֹשֶׁה, אֵת כָּל-הָרָעָה הַזֹּאת בָּאָה עָלֵינוּ; וְלֹא-חִלִּינוּ אֶת-פְּנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, לָשׁוּב מֵעֲוֹנֵנוּ, וּלְהַשְׂכִּיל, בַּאֲמִתֶּךָ”
“וַיִּשְׁקֹד יְהוָה עַל-הָרָעָה, וַיְבִיאֶהָ עָלֵינוּ: כִּי-צַדִּיק יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, עַל-כָּל-מַעֲשָׂיו אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה, וְלֹא שָׁמַעְנוּ, בְּקֹלוֹ”
“As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of YHVH our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth.”
“Therefore YHVH has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for YHVH our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.”
The Zohar reveals that the Holy One Blessed be He prepares before the time, punishments and corrections for the wicked and those who go against the laws of the spiritual system.
“וְאִשָּׁה כִּי-יָזוּב זוֹב דָּמָהּ יָמִים רַבִּים, בְּלֹא עֶת-נִדָּתָהּ, אוֹ כִי-תָזוּב, עַל-נִדָּתָהּ”
“’Now if a woman has a discharge of her blood many days, not at the period of her menstrual impurity, or if she has a discharge beyond that period”
The cycle of the woman is used here to represent the correction in Malchut with relation to the Final Cleansing that comes before the Final Redemption..
Because of the first sin, we lost the ‘immortality’ state. Man and woman needed to draw Light and create continuation of life to compensate for the loss of immortality. The woman goes through the cycle of life and death every cycle of the moon that is also has the aspect of life and death. The woman holds a vessel for creation of life in the body (egg). If it is not fulfilled, meaning the man didn’t bring the energy of life creation in her then there’s no continuation, and a process of correction is taking place. The vessel inside the woman (the egg) dies and is removed from the body. The process of this correction is similar to giving birth but this time she delivers out a dead vessel. (I am sorry for the unpleasant imagery but it’s important to understand the depth of this study). Even though this process would have been simpler like shedding dead skin from the body, it accompanied with pain and blood. Blood is the carrier of life energy, which is the basic level of soul, called Nefesh. The blood is red because it’s the color of left column and judgment.
Sometimes there is reason for discharge of more blood because the correction is greater than normal. The ‘bleeding’ during the Final cleansing process would depend on the level of cleansing needed to remove death forever.