Daily Zohar # 2221 – Re’eh – Choose blessings or curses
“רְאֵה, אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם–הַיּוֹם: בְּרָכָה, וּקְלָלָה”
“Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:”
The Zohar reveals that the spiritual system has two sides/levels. One side is called blessed, and that is where all that is good—blessings, Light and Redemption—comes into the world. The other side is called cursed, and that is where all the bloodshed, desolation, evil and impurities come into the world.
Because of the first sin (the Sin of Adam), we are governed by the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad. The ‘bad’ side is the cursed one, and the ‘good’ side is blessed. Immediately after telling them about the two aspects of life, God is telling the people exactly how to connect to them.
“אֶת-הַבְּרָכָה–אֲשֶׁר תִּשְׁמְעוּ, אֶל-מִצְוֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם, הַיּוֹם.”
“the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of YHVH, your God, which I am commanding you today;”
“וְהַקְּלָלָה, אִם-לֹא תִשְׁמְעוּ אֶל-מִצְוֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְסַרְתֶּם מִן-הַדֶּרֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם הַיּוֹם: לָלֶכֶת, אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים–אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יְדַעְתֶּם”
“and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of YHVH, your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.”
The blessings come by following the Torah and its precepts: Shabbat, Holidays, and all the rest the Zohar teaches us.
The curses come when we are away from the Torah and follow other gods. I want to warn here from believing and following Kabbalah students who say Jesus was a Kabbalist. It is wrong, distracting, and takes you away from following the Torah and into the curses.
If you were not born a Jew but feel part of the Israelites family then focus on the Torah. If you come to Kabbalah to find special names, angels and hocus pocus for selfish needs, then this is idol worshipping and is removed from the ways of the Torah. This may lead to curses.
Likewise, tattooing any of the holy names or wearing jewelry made of any of the holy names is also idol worshipping. It will bring curses if the names are not concealed and approved by a known, pure and righteous Kabbalist. I saw some holy names on bracelets, I am not sure if the wearers remove it when they wipe their butts. This is definite judgment and draws curses. There are some really beautiful designs but spiritually it can be a disaster because it is like selling idols.
If we want the Light then we should follow the Torah, which is truth. If you believe in the power of the Zohar, as you should, then follow the Torah unconditionally.
Please choose and follow the blessed side.