Daily Zohar # 3072 – Shelach – Connect to Life!
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Because of the evil speech that the spies spoke about the Holy Land, God blocked their entrance to the Land of Milk and Honey. They caused a negative cosmic event that repeats itself every year. Because they went against God’s promise of the Holy Land, it was considered as going against God. God was angry and if it wasn’t for Moses pleading for the people God would’ve terminated them. They were saved but the effect of their negativity remained.
“וַיְסַפְּרוּ לוֹ וַיֹּאמְרוּ בָּאנוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר שְׁלַחְתָּנוּ וְגַם זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ הִוא וְזֶה פִּרְיָהּ.”
“Thus they told him, and said, “We came into the land where you sent us, and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.”
Rabbi Chiya explains that the word used here for ‘telling’ is ‘וַיֹּאמְרוּ’. It is the aspect of saying from the heart as it is shown in Esther 6:6 “And Haman said to himself”. It tells us that each one of the spies told his own version of the events.
Instead of ‘We came into the land’ it should’ve said ‘We went to the land’. They used ‘came into’ as a form of connection to the land that was described as a land of Milk and Honey. Rabbi Yitzchak said that they started their stories with words of truth, so the people would believe their fears as truth.
The Snake seduced Eve by starting with words of truth, quoting God in a corrupted way. It created the base to the lie that brought death to the world. Detecting lies is critical to our connection to life.
We are in a well-connected world. We are units ‘plugged’ into a network that connects the entire world. An event in one part of the world could be known to people on the other side of the globe within seconds. Social networks and TV channels feeding us a lot of information and we have the tendency to accept them as truth because we were trained since a young age to accept what we read and watch as ‘official’ truth.
The world is going through a war between good and evil. It is a fight over our minds on a consciousness level. The leaders of the evil side push their agendas to break the bond between people, so they can have stronger control over them. They create separations by pushing different ideas, so people take sides. Conservative, Liberal, Progressive, men woman, sex, genders, education, etc.
If we pay attention, we could see the evil sophistication of how they drive us against each other. They may claim unity, which is positive, but the actual force drives separations. The evil pushes images and ideas through movies, songs, news, public events, ‘experts’ on TV, social media filtering and censoring, all in the name of doing good and morality but the underline agenda is evil and seek the destruction of the fabric of society. They go against religions and adherence to the moral code of the Torah and the Ten Commandments.
We should open our eyes and ears and avoid following leaders that lie, no matter their political affiliation. If they are NOT believers in God and the Bible, then they should be avoided and ignored. Without God and faith, there’s only death.
It doesn’t matter if you live in the US, Israel, Brazil, France, UK, Germany or any country in the world, the evil tries to get into the highest levels and corrupt them. Avoid political arguments. If you have a right to vote in your country, then find the truth as much as you can and vote for that person.
Corruption and evil are everywhere, and the only truth and ‘refuge’ is in the study of Torah and Zohar because it is the only light source in the world and our connection to Life.