Daily Zohar # 2361 – Mishpatim – Do you feel 'trapped' or free?
Daily Zohar 2361
Daily Zohar 2361
53. הַתּוֹרָה שֶׁנּוֹתֶנֶת עֵצָה לְכָל הָעוֹלָם רוֹאָה כָּךְ, וּמַזְהִירָה אֶת בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם וְאוֹמֶרֶת: רְאוּ כַּמָּה חָס הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עֲלֵיכֶם. מַרְגָּלִית טוֹבָה שֶׁהָיְתָה לוֹ, מָכַר לָכֶם בְּחִנָּם כְּדֵי שֶׁתִּשְׁתַּעְבְּדוּ בָהּ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה.
Continued from DZ 2043 (https://dailyzohar.com/daily-zohar-2043/)
There are souls that destined to be bad in their lives. When the time comes for them to come down to the world, the Holy One Blessed be He, orders the soul to go down to a specific place and body. The soul objects and expresses its desire to stay where she is. The soul justified itself by explaining that the body will use her to do negative things and make her impure.
The soul is told that she was born for that time and body and the soul is forced to go down into the body.
The reincarnation process is not easy. The soul remembers the difficulties in controlling the influence of the negative side while trapped in the body. When outside the body, the soul sees the truth and try to avoid the rest of her correction process.
The sages tell us that incarnations in elements other than humans are easier because even though it’s painful, it’s short and always elevate the soul because it doesn;t have free choice that could go ‘bad’.
Reincarnation can be in any of the elements of inanimate, vegetative, living and human (speaking). A human that speaks have abilities to control nature and is above all living creatures. Rabbi Yehuda Halevi (1075-1141), author of the Kuzari, talks about another level of existence and it’s a Jew. He explains that a Jew can achieve a level of prophecy. After the Zohar of Rabbi Ashlag was published in 1955, there was a great awakening of Israelites souls in the world. Being born to a non-Jewish parents doesn’t change the root of the soul.
The Torah and the sacred teaching of the Zohar and Kabbalah elevate the soul to a level higher than a ‘speaking’ human. When the soul connects to the spiritual system, it adds abilities beyond, time, space and motion.
Our soul is a part and a gift from the Endless Light. We have opportunities in this life to grow to higher levels that we were born into and that can be done only with greater connection to the Torah and Zohar. It’s the only tool that can free us from the ‘slavery’ to the body and its false and temporary desires in this world.