Continued from previous DZ
‘And the angels of God…’ is the aspect of ministers of the nations of the world. They are ascending when the Israelites lower themselves with sins and the angels descend and lose their control when the Israelites are doing good and follow the Torah.
Jacob saw in his dream the government of Esau and the other nations. He understood that the state of Israel depends on the ‘ladder’.
Another explanation that is similar to the previous one is that when the top of the ladder, that is Yessod, is lost, meaning that the Israelites are not righteous in their ways, they lose the control to the other nations.
It’s all depends on the connection of Yessod to the upper levels. The other nations is the aspect of the Left column. With proper actions of Chassadim, that is the aspect of the Right, we control the left and connect Malchut to Yessod. That establish the ‘Ladder’ in its full length and allow us to go up and have the spiritual system benefits us.
Righteous of the generation may be able to establish a good connection to Yessod. Rabbi Shimon could do that and have control over the ‘Ladder’. It gave him the power to command the spiritual system but he never took personal benefit from it. He used his powers only when it was to help other peoples.
The lesson is simple; The Zohar study and giving Tzedakah is our ‘ladder’ to Yessod and when we follow the teachings then we could have control over our lives.
Daily Zohar # 2593 – Vayetze – How to build your own 'ladder'