Daily Zohar # 2333 – Shemot – The purity of the name
“וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, פָּרוּ וַיִּשְׁרְצוּ וַיִּרְבּוּ וַיַּעַצְמוּ–בִּמְאֹד מְאֹד; וַתִּמָּלֵא הָאָרֶץ, אֹתָם”
“but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them”
The Zohar tells us that because the Israelites kept their purity and didn’t have mix marriage with the Egyptians, they grew in numbers and in power.
“וַיֵּצֵא, בֶּן-אִשָּׁה יִשְׂרְאֵלִית, וְהוּא בֶּן-אִישׁ מִצְרִי, בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּנָּצוּ, בַּמַּחֲנֶה, בֶּן הַיִּשְׂרְאֵלִית, וְאִישׁ הַיִּשְׂרְאֵלִי”
“Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp.”
This verse tells about a man who was a son or an Israelite woman and Egyptian man fighting each other. The Zohar explains that there was one unholy unification and the Torah let it be known. The child from this relationship had in him a negative aspect from his father. When he was in a negative situation, fighting with an Israelite man, he cursed the name of God, disconnecting himself from the pure light..
“יִּקֹּב בֶּן-הָאִשָּׁה הַיִּשְׂרְאֵלִית אֶת-הַשֵּׁם, וַיְקַלֵּל, וַיָּבִיאוּ אֹתוֹ, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וְשֵׁם אִמּוֹ שְׁלֹמִית בַּת-דִּבְרִי, לְמַטֵּה-דָן”
“The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.”
As Israelites we are able to connect above the lower seven sefirot and draw higher light while the other 70 nations cannot. If we allow ‘foreign’ aspects to get mixed with our connectionד then we may lose sooner or later our entire purpose in life together with our souls.
Kabbalah opened itself to all people who feels connected with their Israelite soul, even if they were born into other religions. The pure Kabbalah grew fast and strong and recently I see different kinds of ‘mixing’ that create opening for the negative side to invade and ‘dilute’ the purity of the teaching of true Kabbalah. I see students of kabbalah using ‘names’ irresponsibly.
The use of names as idols and tools for selfish reasons is forbidden. This is the aspect of cursing the name of God and the outcome is harsh judgment.
The Zohar is full of concealed names that reveal light in our lives when and where we need it just by opening our hearts to receive and share the light.