Daily Zohar # 2838 – Ki Tetze – The protection of 314
Zohar Ki Tetze
The Archangel Metat- serves the Holy One Blessed be He and ties together the upper three and the lower seven Sefirot. He is the ‘King’ over the ministers of the other nations. All the angels including the demons of the other side are under him and fear him. Metat- represents the name of God, ‘שדי’ that we put on the Mezuzah. Inside the Mezuzah we have the name יהוה YHVH and on the outside we have the name ‘שדי’. When we put the Mezuzah on the door posts all negative entities are pushed out.
When the Holy One Blessed be He comes down to govern the Tree of Life good and bad, the Good is represented by the angel Metat- and the bad is represented by the king of the demons, Sam-el.
Metat- also supports the binding of the Tefillin. His name is numerically 314, same as שדי, which is a name we put of the door post to protect our dwelling place. Metat- is the connector between the circle (Pi, 3.14….), which is the Endless and the line, which is the process, the Ten Sefirot all that is in our limited dimensions, controlled by time
The unification of the upper Light through the Tefilin is achieved using the prayer of the Shema Israel.
The Holy name שדי, is connected to the Tefilin. The letter ש , numerically 300, represents the three straps of the Tefilin. The letter ד represents the knot of the head Tefilin at the back of the head. It has the shape of the letter ד. The letter י is for the knot of the hand Tefilin.
The mark on the head Tefilin is a letter ש but with four lines to represent the connection of the world below with the concealed light of YHVH that is inside the Tefilin. The name שדי 314 protects the ‘gate’ between the lower and upper levels. The archangel Metat- מטטרון 314 carries the prayers from the gate to the higher levels. The number 314 is related to Pi, 3.14 that we can associate with the Endless Light because of its infinite possibilities.
“וְרָאוּ כָּל-עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ, כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה נִקְרָא עָלֶיךָ; וְיָרְאוּ, מִמֶּךָּ”
“and all the peoples of the land see that the name of YHVH is called upon you, and they have been afraid (also awed) of you.”
The Tefilin we wear put the name YHVH on top of our heads. They push away negativity and bring those who lack the light to have awe and desire it.