Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar explains that while Jacob was in the house of Laban, his father-in-law, God didn’t speak to him. Only when Jacob decided that it’s time to leave Laban, God spoke to him;
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-יַעֲקֹב, שׁוּב אֶל-אֶרֶץ אֲבוֹתֶיךָ וּלְמוֹלַדְתֶּךָ; וְאֶהְיֶה, עִמָּךְ”
“ And YHVH said unto Jacob: ‘Return unto the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.’”
Then when Jacob was on the way to his father, he saw the angels that came to escort and protect him on the way.
“וְיַעֲקֹב, הָלַךְ לְדַרְכּוֹ; וַיִּפְגְּעוּ-בוֹ, מַלְאֲכֵי אֱלֹהִים”
“And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.”
When we decide to leave a place of negative, God opens for us a path with angels to protect us. This lesson connects us to the previous study and to the teaching of the Sages; “If one comes to impurify, they open for him opportunities to do as he pleases. If one comes to purify, they assist him.”
The main lesson is to remember that when we choose Light we get more Light and when we choose darkness, we are left alone in that darkness.
We may not see the angels on our path as Jacob did but we can trust the Torah and the Zohar teaching us to choose the righteous path and get the support we need.
Daily Zohar # 3020 – Metzora – How to meet your angels