Tikkun 21 – 3
Psalms 102:1 “תפלה לעני” “a prayer of a poor…”
The Zohar says that this poor man is a tzaddik, one that is poor with selfish desires. A tzaddik that positions himself like the Sefirah of Yessod to channel the light for everyone. He prays for Malchut.
The Zohar adds that if the Snake is wrapped around our heel, we should not stop our prayers and meditation. The heel here, is referred to our prayers.
The Snake always invades our meditation with many external thoughts and disrupts the connection. If we let go of our prayers and meditation we lose the connection and the Snake collects our prayers.
Because the Snake was cursed to ‘eat’ only from the dust of the earth, he cannot receive light from above so he is always after our ‘heel’.
But if there is a judgement energy around our prayers then we can and should stop and escape from the situation so it won’t hurt us.