Daily Zohar # 3067 – Behaalotcha – Burning, Burning, Burn it
The Shechinah connects us to the first Pesach that is in the first month. It has the aspect of the Right column. Second Pesach is on the Left. Chokmah is on the Right column and Binah with Gevurah is on the Left. The impure people that cannot celebrate the first Pesach are pushed to the second Pesach because the fire that comes from the Left purifies the impure people and allow them to make the Pesach.
“הֲלוֹא כֹה דְבָרִי כָּאֵשׁ נְאֻם יְהוָה וּכְפַטִּישׁ יְפֹצֵץ סָלַע.”
“”Is not My word like fire?” declares YHVH, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?””
The Light of the Holy One Blessed be He won’t enter a vessel until it is purified with fire. Fire can blast iron that is the aspect of the evil inclination and pulverize stones.
“וְזָרַקְתִּי עֲלֵיכֶם מַיִם טְהוֹרִים וּטְהַרְתֶּם מִכֹּל טֻמְאוֹתֵיכֶם וּמִכָּל גִּלּוּלֵיכֶם אֲטַהֵר אֶתְכֶם.”
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.”
On the Right, we have the written Torah that is called water. As water cleanses the body from all types of contamination, the Torah cleanses the Soul.
Out of the four elements, fire is the only one that can transform all others into energy. For that reason, fire is used to remove impurities from our souls on a spiritual level.
We can not take our soul through physical fire for purification, but we can use several methods to achieve that goal.
To understand the impact of fire on our soul we look at terms like ‘Burning Desire’, ‘burning love’, ‘Burning hate’, and other similar terms. The effect of ‘burning’ means that a person is completely occupied with a specific emotion that doesn’t allow external influence. The fire would spread throughout the vessel and transform anything that is not part of a pure vessel. Some things create a deep impression on the soul/vessel and require longer and higher state of burning.
The Shema prayer is one method that we can use to burn negativity from our hearts and souls. When we read the Shema Israel prayer with understanding, we meditate to submit our soul to death by fire. It helps us achieve levels of purity depend on our ability to love God and disconnect from our selfish desires. The first words of the Shema prayer are “ואהבת את ה’ אלוהיך”, “and you love YHVH, your God” to teach us that the connection to YHVH is with Love.
This method is especially effective before going to sleep. We ask forgiveness for our ‘sins’ and forgive others for whatever they do ill toward us.
Another method that can be combined with the previous one. (Women should avoid this meditation when they are during the monthly cycle).
We make a meditation next to a candle that we light for a Tzadik. First, we make sure that our body is clean. Before we start we wash hands with water. To find a Tzadik of the day, check our Tzadikim pages or the Tzadikim app. On the 15th of the Hebrew month of on Erev Rosh Chodesh, we can light a candle to any of the Tzadikim. We light a candle for the Tzadik we honor and read his bio to connect to his work. Then we read some Zohar text and state “This Zohar reading is for the honor of
When you are done with these meditations, DO NOT ask for ‘personal’ wishes as selfish desires, even if they have positive aspects may contaminate your vessel. Just ask Hashem (YHVH) to fill your heart with Light of Love and understanding of the Torah and Zohar. This request has the aspect of water that we want to bring into our vessel and keep it clean and pure.
This is a powerful meditation and if you follow it properly and repeat it when needed, you will feel a gradual or even quick relief because of the cleansing process you took on yourself. Obviously, you need to keep a routine of studies and give Tzedakah to help transform negative to positive.