“אִם-אַחֶרֶת, יִקַּח-לוֹ–שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ, לֹא יִגְרָע”
“If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights.”
On Friday night, when the Shabbat becomes holy, souls from the Tree of Life, Zeir Anpin, come down to the lower levels and stay with them during the Shabbat.
This is the extra soul of Shabbat that the Holy One Blessed be He allow us to draw.
‘If he takes to himself another woman’ is the aspect of the additional soul that we receive and need to take care it.
After Shabbat the souls go back up and receive holy crowns for their shabbat connection.
On Shabbat we have the opportunity to draw three extra levels of the soul to ourselves. These additional support help us connect and draw greater light of Shabbat. First level is nefesh of Shabbat that we can draw on Friday night, The level of Ruach on Shabbat morning and the level of Neshama in the Kedusha of Musaf of Shabbat.
On Mincha of Shabbat we connect to Chokmah Binah and Daat with the reading of the Torah. It is the highest level of Shabbat and we follow it with the third meal that joins all the levels of the souls together giving us opportunity to connect to the ‘forehead’ of Keter. It means that we can connect to the thought of the Creator and inject personal wish.
If one is doing it at home then the best connection is to do a meal, study Zohar and make a personal wish. Finish with the blessing of the food.
The ‘elder’ cried and said to himself, ‘old man, how hard you worked to study and reveal these holy sacred things, and now you reveal them in one moment. If you have doubts if to reveal them to others then it says;’
“אַל תִּמְנַע טוֹב מִבְּעָלָיו בִּהְיוֹת לְאֵל ידיך [יָדְךָ] לַעֲשׂוֹת”
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”
When what we study is worth of revealing to others then they have ‘ownership’ because God may choose a channel to reveal secrets and light but then it should be spread to those who need it, ‘the owners’.
Daily Zohar # 2659 – Mishpatim – Three extra levels