Zohar Shelach Lecha
The Parasha of Shelach Lecha is about the 12 spies that Moses sent to tour the Land before entering it. Rabbi Shimon says that we learn from this parasha secrets and supernal wisdom. The Holy One Blessed Be He, tells us to follow his ways and do the work so he can bring us to the all good supernal worlds. To those who don’t know, or believe and don’t make efforts to look for it, God tells them to spy and tour the supernal world.
When they ask how can they spy on the upper worlds, God delivers the message through Moses.
“וַיִּשְׁלַח אֹתָם מֹשֶׁה לָתוּר אֶת אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם עֲלוּ זֶה בַּנֶּגֶב וַעֲלִיתֶם אֶת הָהָר”
“וּרְאִיתֶם אֶת הָאָרֶץ מַה הִוא וְאֶת הָעָם הַיֹּשֵׁב עָלֶיהָ הֶחָזָק הוּא הֲרָפֶה הַמְעַט הוּא אִם רָב”
“Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, “Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.”
“See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.”
‘Go up there into the Negev’ , means to elevate in the study of Torah that will show them the path to the upper worlds.
‘See what the land is like’- The Torah can show us the value of our inheritance.
‘the people who live in it’ are the righteous in the Garden of Eden that reside in the supernal light in great numbers.