Daily Zohar # 3677 – Balak – The waist of Mashiach
When Zer Anpin with the seal of Truth, ‘אמת’ unifies with Malchutall vessels shine and Malchut is called ‘אמונה’ ‘Faith.’ Then there is forgiveness of all iniquities. The souls of the wicked ascend for the night sleep with their ‘debts.’ If they deposit their soul before sleep, meaning saying the verse from Psalms 31:6
“בְּיָדְךָ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי פָּדִיתָה אוֹתִי יְהוָה אֵל אֱמֶת.”
“Into Your hand, I commit my soul; You have redeemed me, YHVH God of truth.”
The soul returned to them with mercy and compassion because of their faith and the truth of the connection to Zeir Anpin.
The belt of his waist and the belt of his loins are on the same level, but one is above the other. Above is the waist, and the bottom is called loins as we read in Isaiah 32:11 “and gird sackcloth upon your loins.”
When a woman in labor pain, the level of loins is disconnected from the top of the thighs, and the woman puts her hands on her thighs because of the pain.
Because of that, for strength and war, it is properly said, “Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins” (Isaiah 11:5), referring to the Mashiach. With strength and Mercy, he will bring justice to the world, Malchut. The faith from the waist is the aspect of Mercy for the children of Israel, and the lower part is judgment for the rest of the world.
The verse from Psalms 31:6 is the last words we say in the bedtime Shema. When we say it, we deposit the soul into the hands of the Creator and because he is faithful to us, our trust in him guarantees that he will return the soul to us when we wake up even if some are wicked.