Daily Zohar # 3579 – Tetzaveh – Blow away your negativity
93. וְאִם תֹּאמַר, אֵיךְ יָכוֹל קוֹל שֶׁל לְמַטָּה אוֹ הִתְעוֹרְרוּת שֶׁל לְמַטָּה לְהִתְעוֹרֵר – כְּמוֹ כֵן? בֹּא וּרְאֵה, עוֹלָם הַתַּחְתּוֹן עוֹמֵד לְקַבֵּל תָּמִיד, וְהוּא נִקְרָא אֶבֶן טוֹבָה, וְעוֹלָם הָעֶלְיוֹן לֹא נוֹתֵן לוֹ, אֶלָּא כְּמוֹ שֶׁהוּא עוֹמֵד. אִם הוּא קַיָּם בְּהֶאָרַת פָּנִים מִלְּמַטָּה, כְּמוֹ כֵן מְאִירִים לוֹ מִלְמַעְלָה. וְאִם הוּא עוֹמֵד בְּעַצְבוּת, נוֹתְנִים לוֹ דִּין כְּנֶגְדּוֹ.
When Israel blows the Shofar below, its sound hits the air and breaks through levels of heavens, until it reaches the hard rock, which is the Sitra Achra that covers the moon. The other side sees the mercy that is awakened with the sound of the Shofar from below and it confuses it. After the aspect of mercy is awakened in Malchut, the supernal Shofar that is Binah brings out a sound from the upper levels of Zeir Anpin. This light of mercy meets the sound of mercy that came up from Malchut and that Light removes judgments from Malchut.
Explanation: On the fourth day of Creation, the Nukva was holding to the Left line without the support of the Right. On Rosh Hashanah, this state of judgment is awakened. It is the aspect of the covering of the moon by the other side that receives power from the evil actions of the wicked below. When the Shofar is blown below it strengthens the Right and weakens the Left that gets confused and judgments removed.
The lower world is always in a state of receiving and is called ‘a precious stone’. The upper world does not illuminate the stone unless it brings its shine out to the surface. If it stands in gloom and sadness, it receives judgment.
The Shofar on Rosh Hashanah is a spiritual tool that awakens Mercy below, rises up, and activates the supernal Shofar, Binah to release Mercy from above. The other-side can not ‘handle’ a ‘sandwich’ of Light from above and below that increases the power of the Right and it breaks.
It’s a mitzvah to always be happy because it helps the vessel to receive and hold Light.
If we made sin, we correct it immediately and continue forward with a commitment not to repeat it because our negativity blocks our ‘moon’ from shining upon us. We should not dwell on our negativity, but remember to correct it and never repeat it. We are weak and may repeat our sins, nevertheless, we should not give up on ourselves and continue forward, always toward the Light. When we do so, the Light from above shines upon us and supports our positive path.