Daily Zohar # 3005 – Tazria – Insemination, pregnancy, delivery
“דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר אִשָּׁה כִּי תַזְרִיעַ וְיָלְדָה זָכָר וְטָמְאָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים כִּימֵי נִדַּת דְּוֹתָהּ תִּטְמָא”
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: ‘if a woman inseminates and give birth to a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.”
Each time the Holy One Blessed be He comes to be with the ‘congregation of Israel’, the Shechina, she awakens her desire for him, and pull him toward her with love and affection. Then Malchut gets filled with Chassadim with a male aspect. At that time camps of angels found on the Right side of all the worlds above Malchut.
When the Holy One Blessed be He is first to awaken love and desire for the female, and then Malchut comes to him, the Left is awakened and the camps of angels are on the left side of the worlds above.
The Right is the aspect of male, and when a woman awakens the desire first then she connects to the male energy of the Right as the verse says, ‘a woman inseminate and give birth to a male child.’
The lower world of Malchut is like the spiritual world above. Whatever we activate in Malchut triggers a similar reaction in the spiritual levels and angels above.
The Holy One Blessed be He decrees on what desires to be in the world, if for male or female. The woman is awakened to the desire and delivers male following the decree from above. A man should have his desires to follow the will of God and that his wife delivers a male.
The righteous know how to cling to the will of the Holy King and draw life to the world.
Deuteronomy 4:4 “וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיהוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם”
“And you that cleave to YHVH your God are alive every one of you this day.”
The word ‘תזריע’ ‘Tazria,’ literally means ‘inseminate,’ the common English translations and others try to make sense of the verse and translate this word into conceiving or became pregnant to fit the context. Insemination is the part of the male, not female. After reading and understanding the Zohar, we know that the woman has an essential role in the process of bringing a child to the world. When she awakens her desire for the man first, she activates the male side of Zeir Anpin (man), and the outcome is a male child. When the man raises the desire for the female before her, then the connection is of the female type.
The valuable lesson here is to understand that the basic desires for male and female come from the Holy One Blessed be He and at the same time we have a substantial influence on the outcome. Every action below is like a seed we plant (inseminate) in the ground (Malchut). The reaction above follows the ‘seed’ and manifests accordingly through a short or long process like insemination, pregnancy, delivery.
Acting with love for the Holy One Blessed be He, wraps our desires/seeds with camps of angels that will support the delivery/manifestation process.
When we do our work with love, serving or producing for others, it’s a type of insemination from the Right, and we enjoy the high return. Sharing and doing for others with unconditional love is a male aspect/Right and it comes back to us from the Light in an unconditional form, which is a positive manifestation in whatever we need in our lives. When we give to others, we trigger a giving from above to manifest below.