Daily Zohar # 2932 – Vaera – Speak your heart
Exodus 5:23, 6:1,2
“וּמֵאָז בָּאתִי אֶל פַּרְעֹה לְדַבֵּר בִּשְׁמֶךָ הֵרַע לָעָם הַזֶּה וְהַצֵּל לֹא הִצַּלְתָּ אֶת עַמֶּךָ”
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה עַתָּה תִרְאֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶעֱשֶׂה לְפַרְעֹה כִּי בְיָד חֲזָקָה יְשַׁלְּחֵם וּבְיָד חֲזָקָה יְגָרְשֵׁם מֵאַרְצוֹ”
“וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו אֲנִי יְהוָה”
5:23 “Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all.”
6:1 “Then YHVH said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion (Strong Hand) he will let them go, and under (Strong Hand) compulsion he will drive them out of his land.”
6:2 “God (ELHYM) spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am YHVH;”
Moses came to God complaining about the outcome of his mission. Moses delivered God’s words to Pharaoh and as a result Pharaoh increased the load of work on the Israelites. The Zohar explains that the spoken words are from Malchut and the aspect of the name of God, אלהים ELHYM that is the aspect of Left and judgment. YHVH tells Moses that Pharaoh will be forced to let the people go because he will use the ‘Strong Hand’ that is the aspect of Left and judgments.
Moses didn’t have complete connection of voice (Z”A) and spoken words (Malchut) until the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. ‘ELHYM spoke to Moses and said, “I am YHVH”’. Here ELHYM reveals himself to Moses as YHVH, Zeir Anpin.
Moses lead the people out of Egypt without spoken words until they came to Mount Sinai and made connection to the Torah.
The Zohar points to the word of ELHYM that indicated Malchut and speech in the verse below that was said before reaching Mount.
“כִּי אָמַר אֱלֹהִים פֶּן יִנָּחֵם הָעָם בִּרְאֹתָם מִלְחָמָה וְשָׁבוּ מִצְרָיְמָה”
“for God (ELHYM) said (אמר), “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.””
The explanation is that there’s a difference between the word אמר, ‘say’ and ‘דיבור’ ‘speak’. ‘Speak’,’דיבור’ makes sound/expression in Malchut and the verse uses ‘אמר’, ‘say’ that is the expression of the heart in silence as we read in Esther 6:6
“וַיָּבוֹא הָמָן וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ הַמֶּלֶךְ מַה לַעֲשׂוֹת בָּאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר הַמֶּלֶךְ חָפֵץ בִּיקָרוֹ וַיֹּאמֶר הָמָן בְּלִבּוֹ לְמִי יַחְפֹּץ הַמֶּלֶךְ לַעֲשׂוֹת יְקָר יוֹתֵר מִמֶּנִּי”
“So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” And Haman said (אמר) to himself (בלבו in his heart), “Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?””
The voice is originated from Binah to Zeir Anpin and revealed in the heart that ‘say’ ‘אמר’ it to us. Then it goes to the mouth that is Malchut and comes out as speech. (Zohar Vayechi #767-769)
There’s a lot of energy in the process of speaking. We learned that our words manifest in Malchut with the energy it came from. We can use speech from the Left with aspect of judgment and create chaos or use the Right of Chessed to bring good.
The seeds of thoughts come from the upper three levels. Many times we don’t have control over our thoughts. In such situations we may express our negative thoughts even without control and that would bring negative outcome. To stay with positive consciousness and produce positive speech that manifest to our benefits, we should feed our consciousness with positive aspects. The study of Zohar create positive filter in our mind and blocks negative thoughts. If we start thinking undesired thoughts, we should push it away immediately and without processing it. If we allow it to go down the levels, it would get ‘heavier’ and harder to get rid of it.
When study and build pure consciousness you can speak your heart and make better life.