Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #324 – Win over your enemies. Break their stones.
Recent daily Zohars and some of the future ones deal with the power of the cantillations to draw the light down and break negativity.
It is hard to understand the subject and the terms are sometimes ‘boring’, especially for non-Hebrew reading and speaking people. Don’t get discouraged. Scan the Zohar text in order to connect your soul to the power of the letters and words. Read the commentary and absorb as much as you can get. And as always, feel free to post your questions in the comments section.
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Tikkun 21 – 65
Gershaim, meaning twice Geresh, גרש, has the meaning to send away. First time, God sent the negativity away from heavens and next time He will go after them, take them and put them in, Shalshelet, שלשלת , meaning chains and kill them with the ‘spear’, רומח, represented by the Ravia
Ravia, two Geresh and Shalshelet are the secret of the blowing of the Shofar, Tekiah, Shevarim and Teruah.
The negative side is fed from the light that sustains the whole world. Every action we make draws light. If it is positive it is revealed in our life and if it is negative then is grabbed by the negative and impure system. They are after us, pushing us to make the wrong actions and take the light from us.
The Torah tells us that to protect ourselves from negativity, we should break their “pillars” , “standing stones”.
Exodus 23:24 “וְשַׁבֵּר תְּשַׁבֵּר מַצֵּבֹתֵיהֶם…”
“…and break in pieces their pillars”
It makes almost no sense when you read the English translation but the secret of מצבה is in the deeper meaning of the word. It has the numerical value of 137, like the word Kabbalah קבלה, literally means “to receive”. Now we can understand that the word relates to connection to the light.
(Few references to the root word נצב as connection to the light; Genesis 24:13, Exodus 17:9, Numbers 23:17, Deuteronomy 29:9, Amos 7:7, Psalms 82:1)
Genesis 28:18 “וַיַּשְׁכֵּם יַעֲקֹב בַּבֹּקֶר, וַיִּקַּח אֶת-הָאֶבֶן אֲשֶׁר-שָׂם מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיו, וַיָּשֶׂם אֹתָהּ, מַצֵּבָה; וַיִּצֹק שֶׁמֶן, עַל-רֹאשָׁהּ”
“And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.”
Shevarim, is the tool to use for breaking the connection and ability (מַצֵּבֹתֵיהֶם , pillar / standing stone) of the negative side to receive the light. When they can’t get the light, they die.