“וְעָבַר יְהוָה לִנְגֹּף אֶת מִצְרַיִם וְרָאָה אֶת הַדָּם עַל הַמַּשְׁקוֹף וְעַל שְׁתֵּי הַמְּזוּזֹת וּפָסַח יְהוָה עַל הַפֶּתַח וְלֹא יִתֵּן הַמַּשְׁחִית לָבֹא אֶל בָּתֵּיכֶם לִנְגֹּף”
“”For YHVH will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, YHVH will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.”
The Zohar asks; If nothing is hidden from God’s eyes then why the Israelites were instructed to mark with blood the lintel and the two sides of their doors?
When YHVH sees the actions below he ‘reacts’ as it says in Deuteronomy 32:19
“וַיַּרְא יְהוָה וַיִּנְאָץ מִכַּעַס בָּנָיו וּבְנֹתָיו”
“”Then YHVH saw this, and spurned them Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.”
Also in Genesis 6:5 (before the Flood)
“וַיַּרְא יְהוָה כִּי רַבָּה רָעַת הָאָדָם בָּאָרֶץ וְכָל יֵצֶר מַחְשְׁבֹת לִבּוֹ רַק רַע כָּל הַיּוֹם”
“Then YHVH saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
There’s no ‘punishment’ inflicted from above unless the action below is made, except for thoughts related to idol worshiping.
“הִשָּׁמְרוּ לָכֶם פֶּן יִפְתֶּה לְבַבְכֶם וְסַרְתֶּם וַעֲבַדְתֶּם אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתֶם לָהֶם”
“Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them.”
This rule is applied to positive and negative actions.
The Light comes to a vessel that is made by our actions. Negative actions draw light from the left column and the vessels break. Then judgments come to ‘repair’ it.
Positive actions create vessels and draw light from the central column that benefits us. Making efforts toward making a positive action in most case create complete vessels. Even if the action wasn’t completed because of a reason beyond the control of the person doing the action, the Light would still come to the vessels.
Idol worshiping is everything that we may consider as source of energy and support that is not from YHVH. NO SHORTCUTS!*
Depending on other people to draw light for us is another form of idol worship.
Psalms 146:3-5 (read the entire chapter)
“אַל תִּבְטְחוּ בִנְדִיבִים בְּבֶן אָדָם שֶׁאֵין לוֹ תְשׁוּעָה”
“תֵּצֵא רוּחוֹ יָשֻׁב לְאַדְמָתוֹ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא אָבְדוּ עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָיו”
“אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁאֵל יַעֲקֹב בְּעֶזְרוֹ שִׂבְרוֹ עַל יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו”
“3. Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
4. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
5. How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in YHVH his God,”
Thoughts of ‘idol worshiping’ create disconnection from YHVH. It removes the Light and make room for darkness. When there’s no light, darkness comes with judgments.
* NO SHORTCUTS!
Many people try to use names and different objects, crystal, jewelry and similar items to draw quick light to benefit themselves. These are strong forms of Idol Worshiping and should be avoided. I know a person who published a book full of names and description of ‘shortcuts’. Unfortunately he attracted a lot of judgments into his life that hurt him very bad to say the least. I pray for him to recover and go back on the righteous path.
Only a pure Kabbalist can write specific and dedicated amulet to a person for the purpose of supporting his vessel for real needs.
The Baal Shem Tov used to write his name as an amulet and give to people. It carried his meditations for that person. Some Kabbalist did fasting before writing amulets to people. They never asked money or personal benefits for channeling the Light of YHVH through their prayers and amulet making.
Someone sent me recently a copy of amulet he put in his home. It was a paper copy with many holy names in different shapes. The problem was that many letters were broken and or erased, which means broken vessels that can not hold or channel light. (Most likely would draw judgments). The Nikud was incomplete of missing because after N generations of copies, the quality reduced. In addition, the amulet was made for a different family and their names were on the paper. Using such thing is pure idol worship and should be avoided. The Torah and the Zohar are full of sacred names that reveal light in our lives. The Torah and Bible verse I quote in the daily Zohar studies are pure light from YHVH.
We don’t need ‘shortcuts’ because in most cases they would only bring judgment that could hurt us.
If you don’t have an amulet that was made for you by a righteous kabbalist then you better remove these kind of Idol worship items from your home and life.
This is the best and ‘safest’ name to use. The Nikud is according to the Holy Ari.