Daily Zohar # 2204 – Devarim – Desert
The section above is from Zohar Tezaveh 82,84,85
God carried us in the wilderness like a father carrying his son (Deuteronomy 1:31). God gave us the protection of the pillar of fire during the night and clouds of honor during the day. We were protected until we sinned because of the Snake and his partners that are very strong in the wilderness. They distracted us from following the Light and the result was that the entire generation that left Egypt (age 20 and above) had to die in the desert.
This study of the Zohar was done by Rabbi Shimon and his friends while they were walking outside the town. Zohar explains that when we go out to the desert and study Torah we break the Snake and the other side. The desert that the Israelites went through was the opportunity for them to reveal Light and break the Snake.
The desert for us is the aspect of the challenges we face every day, opportunities to reveal more Light in our lives. We do that with Zohar study and positive actions. The study comes before the action because spiritually is on a higher level. Positive actions and revealing Light are on the level of Malchut but in most cases it’s limited to the people involved in the action.