Zohar Ki Tetze
The process of establishing strong and proper connection to the bride/Malchut is so important that the groom is exempt from joining the army or pay ‘taxes’. The groom should be free of ‘earthly’ worries so he can dedicate himself to the connection to his bride. It should be pure on the lower and upper levels.
Our work is the aspect of groom and the Shechina is the Bride. When we follow the Torah, the Light flows from the upper levels to Malchut. We bring joy to all worlds from the world of Briah (Creation/Binah) through Yetzirah (Formation/Zeir Anpin) and Asiyah (action/Malchut).
It’s a precept to always be happy. Worries and sadness is disconnection from the Light and the negative-side take advantage of us and push us away from the righteous path.
The Torah exempt the ‘groom’ from going into war against our opponents from the other-side because building a strong connection to the ‘bride’, which is the Shechina is a condition to win the war on the negative-side.
In this world, a groom won’t connect properly to his bride if she is not happy. Weak spiritual connection won’t draw the desired light.
Daily Zohar # 2517 – Ki Tetze – Make your bride happy before you go to war