Daily Zohar # 2607 – Miketz – How to not lose a good time
“אֶת-הַכֹּל עָשָׂה, יָפֶה בְעִתּוֹ; גַּם אֶת-הָעֹלָם, נָתַן בְּלִבָּם–מִבְּלִי אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יִמְצָא הָאָדָם אֶת-הַמַּעֲשֶׂה אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה הָאֱלֹהִים, מֵרֹאשׁ וְעַד-סוֹף”
“He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set the world in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”
Every action in this world is controlled by Holy One Blessed be He. There’s an appointed angel for the specific action on a specific level. It is for good and bad.
When a person does positive actions on the Right, which have the aspects of Chassadim (kindness, sharing) then the appointed angels support him. If the actions are negative then the angels connect him to the Left side, bringing judgment and cause him to fail. Everything happens in its time as we read in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
14 ‘times’ with good actions from the Right and 14 bad ‘times’ for the Left. 14 is numerically יד ‘hand’ and 28 (14+14) is כח ’force’. To have all positive times in our lives we need to follow only positive actions. Then we will have supporting angels that will direct us on the righteous path. To get to this point we need to disable the negative angels we already ‘accumulated’ around ourselves and neutralize them with good and strong positive angels.
The verse above mentions ‘He has also set the world in their heart’ and the Zohar explains that the actions of the people are not connected to holiness unless the desire for it comes from the heart.
“וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶךָ כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת אֵין עוֹד”
“And you acknowledge today and bring into your heart that YHVH is God in the heavens above and over the earth below—there is none else.”
Rabbi Ashlag quotes this verse as the secret that reveals the spiritual principle of consciousness with the action.
‘Acknowledge today’ is the connection to sefira of Da’at. That draws the light from Chokmah and Binah to the ‘heart’, which is Zeir Anpin, connecting heavens and earth. Without the pure consciousness, our actions below are subject to the forces of the negative-side that controls Malchut.
The righteous actions have the consciousness to draw light for the world and benefit themselves for the desire to bring peace. ‘Peace’ is the state and time when the light from Yessod manifested in Malchut.
The righteous use the power of Tzedakah to create vessels that draw the light from Yessod to Malchut.
The wicked don’t know the ways of the spiritual system. Their actions lack the knowledge to draw light of peace that the world needs.
The aspect of ‘time’ exists only in Malchut and everything related to the correction process. The great tzadikim are above time because they achieved complete peace with their constant connection/unification with the light.
Time has only one direction because we came to this world for a process that requires us to move only forward. We need to do the work of correccion every moment with fear of losing opportunities that may pass and cause us to miss a work of a lifetime and reincarnate again.