Daily Zohar # 2392 – Vayikra – Substitute pain and lack with Light
Continued from previous DZ
The sacrifices on the name ELOHIM that represents Gevurah and judgment. These sacrifices are slaughtered in the north of the altar because north is the aspect of judgment and the sacrifice breaks these forces and bring mercy. The person that brings this kind of sacrifice should stand by the altar with broken heart to support the process of breaking the judgment.
Our sins and all negative actions drains pure light from us, which is taken by the negative side. To restore the lost light we transform our material energy (money, valuables) to Light by giving it to those who spread the Light in the world. The giving is called Teruma,’תרומה’ ‘Donation’ and the outcome is called ‘Temura’,’תמורה’ that means ‘substitution’.
I heard from rabbi Ben Zion Mutzafi shlita from Israel a story about Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi ZT”L. A person came and ask to pray for him because the doctors found cancer in his x-rays. They scheduled him to additional examinations and biopsy. Rabbi Sharabi meditated on him and asked him if he is willing to give 12,000 lira (israeli currency at that time) to remove the cancer from him. It was a lot of money on that time but that person had great faith in the holy rabbi and made a lot of efforts to give this money to the rabbi that distribute it among his students and people in need.
After the next visit to the doctors they new sets of x-rays and couldn’t found any sign of the cancer. They had two sets of x-rays, the first one that showed the cancer and the second one with no sign of cancer.
The person went back to Rabbi Sharabi to give thanks. The rabbi explained that he saw that this person would get into expenses of 12,000 lira for the treatments that he was supposed to go through. Giving the donation substituted the pain and long process of possible healing with Light that removed the darkness of the cancer from the body.
Every action has a spiritual cause and effect. We should conduct all of our ways according to the Torah. When we make donations and even if we think that we are pure and righteous, we should ask God to accept our offering and transform it into light that will manifest in what we need and good for us. We should not specify fulfilment of any lack unless it is in extreme condition like state of poverty or serious health issue. We want the Light to transform our giving into what is good for us, which is not always what we think it is.