Genesis 4:9 “ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-קַיִן, אֵי הֶבֶל אָחִיךָ” “Where is Abel, your brother”.
The Zohar reveals that Cain had flaws in the letters א and י, that appears in God’s question to Cain. Those flaws brought the presence of death in his life. The letter א connects to Keter and י to Chokmah, which is the thought.
Cain was jealous of his brother,Abel, and that jealousy disconnected him from the thought of creation, which is continuation and sharing.
He was the first born and his soul was still connected to the sin with the Snake that brought mortality to the world.
Abel was pure because Cain, as the first born, had the responsibility to correct the sin of his parents.
After Cain killed his brother, he answered God’s question with “וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא יָדַעְתִּי, הֲשֹׁמֵר אָחִי אָנֹכִי”, “’I know not; am I my brother’s keeper?’”. The secret code of his answer is revealed when we rearrange the letters. “I didn’t know that Moses is after me”
“לא ידעתי משה אחרי אנכי”
The Holy Ari, tells us that Moses is the incarnation of Abel.
The learning from this part of the Zohar is that when there is a corruption in the beginning we lose sight of the truth. We must keep our consciousness pure at all time otherwise the manifestation process is flawed.
Cain was the first one to be born with a Tikkun and he failed it even though God advised him in verse 4:7 to watch his actions because he has negativity attached to him. Immediately after that, In verse 4:8, Cain killed Abel.
We are born with a correction process and we should always remember the best God given advice to man for our correction process. Genesis 4:7 “לַפֶּתַח חַטָּאת רֹבֵץ”, “negativity crouching at the opening”.
The snake awaits us in every action. He manipulated Eve’s thoughts and made her connect to the Tree of Knowledge good and bad and brought mortality to the world. He is always there when we have thoughts. He succeeded at the beginning and established permanent hold on that position.
We are born with a correction process that is carried from previous lives and from the sins of our parents and their parents (See Exodus 34:7), otherwise we wouldn’t be here. The ultimate resistance to negativity is at the highest level, which is the thought level. When negative thoughts come to our mind, we should subdue them with positivity.