Daily Zohar # 3687 – Balak – Repair your blemishes with Light
Continued from previous DZ
“And takes away the discernment of the elders” (Job 12:20).
“וַיֵּלְכוּ זִקְנֵי מוֹאָב וְזִקְנֵי מִדְיָן וּקְסָמִים בְּיָדָם וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל בִּלְעָם וַיְדַבְּרוּ אֵלָיו דִּבְרֵי בָלָק.”
“So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the diviner’s fee in their hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke to him the words of Balak.”
The Holy One Blessed be He took away the power of magic from the elders of Moab and Midyan, so they went to Balaam with Balak’s plan. Balaam had physical disabilities. He had blemishes in his ear, eye, and leg. These three places were opened for the Sitra Achra to be part of Balaam because like attracts like.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם לִינוּ פֹה הַלַּיְלָה וַהֲשִׁבֹתִי אֶתְכֶם דָּבָר כַּאֲשֶׁר יְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֵלָי וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׂרֵי מוֹאָב עִם בִּלְעָם.”
“And he said to them, “Lodge here tonight, and I will bring back words to you, as YHVH speaks to me.” So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.”
The elders ‘spoke’ ‘דיבור’ to Balaam, meaning they used loud words because he was flawed in his ear. Balaam replied in the form of ‘saying’ ‘אמירה,’ meaning that he used softer words.
Balaam asked them to stay overnight because the night is the ti\me of the other-side and sorcerers. Nighttime is ruled by evil sides that spread in the world.
Balaam was boasting himself using the YHVH name when saying, “I will bring back words to you, as YHVH speaks to me.”
Everything that is in the perfect or unflawed state represents a complete vessel with light. Balaam’s blemishes represent negative aspects that attracted the other side. The eye and the ear are at the levels of Chokmah and Binah. Balaam’s good side was missing, and he was connected strongly to the other side. The leg represents Malchut, and Balaam walked only on negative paths.
Every flaw that we have is part of our Tikun process that needs correction. It is done by bringing the Light into that area and connecting it to positive. In the recent Zohar Sparks, I shared a study from Rabbi Tzadok Hakohen of Lublin ZT”L about feeling fears and their correction.
Our flaws are ‘attacked’ by the other-side to put us down and ‘drag’ us deeper into the negative. Our approach should be about how to turn the flaw into strength and a tool to draw light. Hashem would not bring us flaws that we cannot turn into positives.