Zohar Lech Lecha
“וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל, וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ, וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ; וֶהְיֵה, בְּרָכָה”
“And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;”
“וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה”
“And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.””
The Zohar reveals that God promised Abraham seven blessings for following his request and go to the Land that he will show him.
- And I will make you a great nation
- And I will bless you
- And make your name great
- And so you shall be a blessing
- And I will bless those who bless you
- And the one who curses you I will curse.
- And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.
“וַיֵּלֶךְ אַבְרָם, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלָיו יְהוָה, וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתּוֹ, לוֹט; וְאַבְרָם, בֶּן-חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים וְשִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה, בְּצֵאתוֹ, מֵחָרָן”
“So Abram departed, as YHVH had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.”
The Zohar explains that Abraham is the aspect of the soul that after getting the seven blessings she comes down to this world and dressed in a body.
“And Lot went with him” is the aspect of the cursed Snake that the world was cursed because of him. ‘Lot’ in Aramaic means ‘a curse’ as the Snake was cursed (Genesis 3:14). The Snake accompany the person in this world and influence negativity on him until it reach 13 years. At age 12 the soul is awaken to follow the Torah and its spiritual work.
“Depart from Haran’ is the aspect of the soul leaving the control of the Klipot after age 12 by following the ways of the Torah.