Daily Zohar # 3141 – Vaetchanan – For the love of God
141. עַל לִבּוֹ לֹא הִשְׁגִּיחַ, עַל רְצוֹנוֹ, מִשּׁוּם אַהֲבַת רִבּוֹנוֹ. עַל נַפְשׁוֹ – שֶׁלֹּא חָס עַל בְּנוֹ וְעַל אִשְׁתּוֹ בִּשְׁבִיל אַהֲבַת רִבּוֹנוֹ. עַל מָמוֹנוֹ – שֶׁהָיָה עוֹמֵד בְּפָרָשַׁת דְּרָכִים וּמְתַקֵּן מְזוֹנוֹת לְכָל הָעוֹלָם. מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ הִתְעַטֵּר בַּעֲטָרָה שֶׁל חֶסֶד, כַּכָּתוּב (מיכה ז) חֶסֶד לְאַבְרָהָם. וּמִי שֶׁמִּתְקַשֵּׁר בְּאַהֲבַת רִבּוֹנוֹ זוֹכֶה לָזֶה, וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא שֶׁכָּל הָעוֹלָמוֹת מִתְבָּרְכִים בִּגְלָלוֹ. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (תהלים קמה) וַחֲסִידֶיךָ יְבָרְכוּכָה. אַל תִּקְרֵי יְבָרְכוּכָה, אֶלָּא יְבָרְכוּ כֹ”ה. (שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית יב) וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאֲדָמָה).
Rabbi Aba says that those who love the Holy One Blessed be He, are ‘crowned’ with Chessed from all sides, they do acts of Chessed with others and have no worries about their body and his money. We learn that from Abraham that loved his master with his heart, soul and money.
‘With his heart’, Abraham loved and followed the will of God, rather than his own. “With his soul” he was ready to give his son’s life and ignore his wife to follow God’s command. “With his might” Abraham was hosting people and feed them. For his love to God he earned to represent the Sefirah of Chessed as it says in Micha 7:20 “תִּתֵּ֤ן אֱמֶת֙ לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב חֶ֖סֶד לְאַבְרָהָ֑ם אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ מִ֥ימֵי קֶֽדֶם׃”
“You will give truth to Jacob and loving devotion (Chessed) to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days of old.”
Those who connect with love to the Creator earns the Light of Chessed and reveal light in all worlds.
“יוֹדוּךָ יְהוָה כָּל מַעֲשֶׂיךָ וַחֲסִידֶיךָ יְבָרֲכוּכָה.”
“All You have made will give You thanks, O YHVH, and Your godly ones (Chassidim) will bless you.”
The people that earned the level of Chessed have the ability to bless. The Zohar asks us to read the word ‘יְבָרֲכוּכָה’ ‘will bless you’ as two words ‘יְבָרֲכוּ כָה’ “will bless” and “כה” that is the aspect of the Shechina. The Shechina in Malchut is ‘blessed’ when the Light that comes from the actions we do with love to connect to YHVH.
We should accept with love whatever comes on our path as it is something that was planned to bring us closer to him. The farther we are from God, the harder it gets to show love to him. Nevertheless, we need to keep moving toward him and earn his love. When we do so we connect to the love that when it comes down it benefits all the lower levels.
Without our work. the Shechina is alone and we don’t have the support from above.
The Shechina went to exile with us and the love of God to her must needs our support to activate the upper light in this world.