Daily Zohar # 3098 – Balak – Wonderful counselor
We continue the study of this verse started at paragraph #156 (DZ 3096)
“יְהוָה אֱלֹהַי אַתָּה אֲרוֹמִמְךָ אוֹדֶה שִׁמְךָ כִּי עָשִׂיתָ פֶּלֶא עֵצוֹת מֵרָחוֹק אֱמוּנָה אֹמֶן.”
“O YHVH, You are my God! I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders—plans formed long ago—in perfect faithfulness.”
‘For You have worked wonders’ is the aspect of making אלף, the beginning of the Light.
‘Wonders’ is ‘פלא’ and has the same letters as the word אלף that is the name of the letter א. As explained previously the א has three parts; י Yod, Vav ו and י Yod. The two Yods for Right and Left and the Vav is for the middle, Zeir Anpin. It’s the secret of אדם, Adam that represents Zeir Anpin. the essence of his light is from the three lines that come out of Binah. They are needed to reveal the Light of Chokmah through Binah in the Lower levels.
Rav Hamnuna Sava said that one of the ‘wonders’ that comes out of Chokmah is the fiftieth gate of Binah.
‘Wonders – Plans’ ‘עָשִׂיתָ פֶּלֶא עֵצוֹת מֵרָחוֹק’ in the previous verse (Isaiah 25:1) was referred to the upper levels. In the following verse ‘פֶּלֶא יוֹעֵץ’ ‘counsellor of wonders’ reveal the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin.
“וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ פֶּלֶא יוֹעֵץ אֵל גִּבּוֹר אֲבִי עַד שַׂר שָׁלוֹם.”
“…And his name shall be called Counselor of wonders (פֶּלֶא), Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Minister of Peace.”
‘God’ for Chessed, ‘Mighty’ for Gevurah, ‘Father’ for Tiferet, ‘Everlasting’ for Netzach, ‘Minister’ for Hod, and ‘Peace’ for Yessod.
‘עֵצוֹת’,’plans’, ‘counsel’ is the aspect of Netzach and Hod from which the prophets receive their prophecies.
‘“O YHVH, You are my God! I will exalt You;’ is the secret of faith because it connects the upper levels with the lower levels.
When we accept YHVH in our lives as expressed in the verse ‘O YHVH, You are my God’ and elevate our soul with actions and meditations as expressed with ‘I will exalt You‘, we create a flow of light and like prophets, receive ‘counsel’ and ‘advice’ from the upper levels.