Daily Zohar # 3266 – Yitro – David’s ‘testimony’
God sent Samuel the prophet to anoint the son of Yishai to be a king, but without telling him which of the seven sons of Yishai is the chosen king. Samuel came and saw Eliav, the firstborn of Yishai, who was tall and handsome. The prophet assumed that Eliav is the one, but God told him not to follow what he sees.
1 Samuel 16:7
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל שְׁמוּאֵל אַל תַּבֵּט אֶל מַרְאֵהוּ וְאֶל גְּבֹהַּ קוֹמָתוֹ כִּי מְאַסְתִּיהוּ כִּי לֹא אֲשֶׁר יִרְאֶה הָאָדָם כִּי הָאָדָם יִרְאֶה לַעֵינַיִם וַיהוָה יִרְאֶה לַלֵּבָב.”
“But YHVH said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but YHVH looks at the heart.”
The Zohar tells us that when it comes to people from the seed of David, the images and colors on the face are different. David was the youngest and the seventh of the seven children of Yishai. He became a king and the aspect of Malchut, which is the seventh Sefira. Malchut is under the control of the Tree of Knowledge, Good and Bad and as such, the shapes on the face could come temporarily from the other side before showing the good side.
1 Samuel 16:12
“וַיִּשְׁלַח וַיְבִיאֵהוּ וְהוּא אַדְמוֹנִי עִם יְפֵה עֵינַיִם וְטוֹב רֹאִי וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה קוּם מְשָׁחֵהוּ כִּי זֶה הוּא.”
“And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And YHVH said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.”
Then Samuel saw David’s ‘true’ face with the ‘עדות’, ‘Testimony’, and anointed him as the new king of Israel.
A face with the shape of ‘אדם’, ‘Human’, that includes all other shapes, is of a person that is always calm, He has no fear, even if he is angry, he expresses his words in peace, and immediately appeased and forgive.
A righteous person from the seed of David that temporarily shows a shape of the other-side, his anger goes away quickly but a wicked from the same line would develop strong hate until he takes revenge.
The physical look of a person in Malchut cannot tell the whole truth about a person’s essence. Many may look similar but their soul is always different.
The heart and soul represent the Light of a person and that influences the reading of their faces. The soul is connected to the body in the blood and gives it the life force it needs to operate in this world. Death comes when the blood circulation stops and the soul leaves the body.
The Torah forbids eating the animal with its blood. The kosher animals are not predators. They are herbivores, and mostly domesticated. They must go through a proper slaughtering process with blessings to release the soul. The animal flesh then becomes available for us to consume with blessings and elevate the sparks of Light that were part of that animal.
The Torah laws about kosher eating protect us from taking a path that would change our soul negatively.
Some people drink animal’s blood, especially from a strong predator type to get the energy that exists within that blood. The image of the animal they consumed would be shown on their face.