Daily Zohar # 2230 – Ki Tetze – Like the angels that serve God
Zohar Ki Tetze
The Zohar teaches us that the soul is the aspect of the Letter Yod י . The negative forces created through sins and all kind of impurities are the aspect of שד, ‘Demon’. These forces strengthen the evil inclination and add to the power of the body consciousness to overcome the pure soul of the person. If the person avoids negativity, he keeps the soul in pure state. The pure soul with the letter Yod י overcomes the potential שד demon and becomes שדי. שדי is a holy name that provides protection. We write it on the Mezuzah that we place on our doors for protection. It has the numerical value of 314 as the name of the archangel Metatron (מטטרון). He protects the gate between the lower and upper worlds.
The actions of a person can transform the impure forces from demons to pure angels. With negative actions they may turn their positive angles to negative.
The sage tells us to avoid those who are not pure and study Torah only from those who are pure and are surrounded with pure angels, because their purity makes them like the higher angels that serve YHVH.