Daily Zohar # 2339 – Vaera – Fire, Air, Water and Earth – Part 2
Daily Zohar 2339
Daily Zohar 2339
38. בֹּא רְאֵה, אֵשׁ מִצַּד זֶה, מַיִם מִצַּד זֶה, וְהֵם מַחֲלֹקֶת. נִכְנֶסֶת רוּחַ בֵּינֵיהֶם וְאוֹחֶזֶת אֶת שְׁנֵי הַצְּדָדִים. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית א) וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים מְרַחֶפֶת עַל פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם, שֶׁהֲרֵי אֵשׁ עוֹמֶדֶת לְמַעְלָה בְּצַד זֶה, וּמַיִם עוֹמְדִים עַל פְּנֵי הָאָרֶץ. רוּחַ נִכְנֶסֶת בֵּינֵיהֶם וְאוֹחֶזֶת אֶת שְׁנֵי הַצְּדָדִים וּמַפְרִידָה מַחֲלֹקֶת. הֶעָפָר, הַמַּיִם עוֹמְדִים עָלָיו, וְרוּחַ וְאֵשׁ, וּמְקַבֶּלֶת מִכֻּלָּם בַּכֹּחַ שֶׁל שְׁלֹשֶׁת אֵלֶּה שֶׁעוֹמְדִים עָלָיו.
The Zohar reveals different spiritual aspects of the four elements. It would be incomprehensible to translate this and the following Zohar text but I will bring from other studies of the Zohar related to Fire, Water, Air, Earth.
Before the creation of the dry land the world was only water as we read in genesis 1:2, the water existed before God started with the process of Creation. Water is the aspect of Chessed and like our body, the world is about 70% water.
God started creating the world with the word “וַיֹּאמֶר” “And (God) said” (Genesis 1:3). The first two letters וי VY, represents the male aspect of the Light, YHVH, that brings down the Light force. The following three letters are אמר, which the root for “say” and also initials for אש מים רוח, “Fire”, “Water””and “Air”.
The most important body part that is strongly related to the four elements is the mouth. We can build or destroy worlds with the power of the mouth. The heat of the AIR/ vapor coming out of the mouth is FIRE and the moisture is WATER. The aspect of earth exists in the water. When we boil water or let it stand for a while we see the ‘solids’/EARTH that is in the water.
The mouth is the aspect of Malchut and it creates and brings out the four elements. The inner ‘fire’ of the body is very important for the balance of the energies in the body. If the level of fire, temperature, is not as it should all the elements in the body are ‘fighting’ each other and this is a state of illness.
Continued in the next DZ