Tikkun 21 – 60
Moses tried few excuses to avoid God’s mission for him to take the people out of slavery.
God showed him some ‘magic’ by asking him to throw his staff to the ground and it turned to snake then when Moses touched the snake, it turned back to a staff.
Exodus 4:6 “וַיֹּאמֶר הַשְׁלִיכֵהוּ אַרְצָה, וַיַּשְׁלִכֵהוּ אַרְצָה וַיְהִי לְנָחָשׁ”
“And He said: ‘Cast it on the ground.’ And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent;”
God told Moses to put his hand in his bosom and when he took it out it was leprous. Then he was instructed to put his hand back in and when he took it out the second time it was as his flesh.
Exodus 4:7 “ וַיֹּאמֶר, הָשֵׁב יָדְךָ אֶל-חֵיקֶךָ, וַיָּשֶׁב יָדוֹ, אֶל-חֵיקוֹ; וַיּוֹצִאָהּ, מֵחֵיקוֹ, וְהִנֵּה-שָׁבָה, כִּבְשָׂרוֹ”
“And He said: ‘Put your hand back into your bosom.–And he put his hand back into his bosom; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh”
What is the meaning of this?
God showed Moses the illusion of the material world and that, only by connecting to him, YHVH, he can have control over everything. That was God’s plan for the Israelites from the beginning. He wanted to restore their connection to his light, overcoming the ‘blinding’ matter. (Matter is a form of blindness)
After the sin we fell into blindness and God made us ‘כותנות עור’, “Garments of skin”. The other meaning of the Hebrew word עור, skin, is blind.
We are dressed with the skin of the snake, which has the energy of Judgment.
He separated us from the light and to see the light we need to get out of ourselves.
The body is our limitation and only when we connect to the spiritual system of YHVH, we can see the light.
When we bring Chessed, which is the energy of mercy and kindness, we can sweeten judgment and transform negative to positive.
God wanted Moses to show the Israelites the meaning of getting out of slavery of the matter and what to expect while connecting to the YHVH system.
The hand of Moses represented the process of transformation.