Daily Zohar # 3668 – Shelach Lecha – The protection of a Tzadik
155. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, אוֹתוֹ רָקִיעַ כְּשֶׁסּוֹבֵב בְּגִלְגּוּל, מְנַגֵּן בְּנִגּוּן, וּמִקּוֹל נַהֲמַת הַמַּיִם הַנּוֹבְעִים לֹא יָדוּעַ אוֹתוֹ נִגּוּן. כָּל אוֹתָם הָאַגָּנִים שֶׁבְּאַרְבָּעָה צְדָדִים מִתְמַלְּאִים מִנְּבִיעַת הַמַּיִם שֶׁנּוֹבְעִים. מִי שֶּׁהוּא בִּפְנִים, בִּשְׁנֵי צְדָדִים עוֹמֵד שָׁם. אֶחָד בְּשִׂמְחָה, שֶׁאֵין שִׂמְחָה כְּאוֹתָהּ שִׂמְחָה בָּעוֹלָם, לְקַיֵּם (שם ק) עִבְדוּ אֶת ה’ בְּשִׂמְחָה. וְאֶחָד בְּיִרְאָה, שֶׁאֵין יִרְאָה כְּאוֹתָהּ יִרְאָה בָּעוֹלָם, לְקַיֵּם (שם ב) עִבְדוּ אֶת ה’ בְּיִרְאָה.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
He who keeps the covenant put it behind him and himself in the front. The Zohar asks what about the back that needs greater protection and answers that the supernal Tzadik, with his great love, protects all sides by placing himself between Yessod behind him and Malchut in front of him. The Holy One Blessed be He sees and praises all the males of Israel that keep the covenant.
Keeping the covenant (Yessod, reproductive organs) reveals the Light of Chokmah that comes from Malchut upward.
The souls of Israel come from Yessod that is the aspect of Father, and Malchut has the aspect of Mother. The Tzadik comes between Father and Mother, and it gives him protection from all harm.
The firmament that is Zeir Anpin revolves in circles of the three lines, and as the Light of Chokmah is revealed, he starts a tune. The sound of the flowing waters comes from the abundance of Chassadim that rule Zeir Anpin. This tune is unknown to the lower levels, and they can’t receive it because the Chokmah is not revealed in the level of Zeir Anpin, only in Malchut that is called Lower Chokmah. On the four sides of Zeir Anpin, four basins represent Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, and Malchut. They are filled from the flowing waters of Chassadim of Zeir Anpin. Those who are connected inside Zeir Anpin, merit to receive from both sides, happiness, and awe.
“עִבְדוּ אֶת יְהוָה בְּשִׂמְחָה בֹּאוּ לְפָנָיו בִּרְנָנָה.”
“Serve YHVH with happiness; Come before His presence with singing.”
“עִבְדוּ אֶת יְהוָה בְּיִרְאָה וְגִילוּ בִּרְעָדָה.”
“Serve YHVH with fear (Awe), And rejoice with trembling.”
The month of Tamuz is a difficult month because we don’t have the regular protection. Give more Tzedaka to increase your protection. Give anywhere you wish, just give, even if you drop a few coins into a Tzedakah box/jar for later giving. The key is in giving to break the aspects of selfishness that draws judgments.
Friday would be a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t donate in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
** Your donation doesn’t have to be given to the same place every week. You can alternate or split your donation among those who benefit you spiritually.