Tikkun 21 – 110
The captain of the ship in Jonah’s story represents judgments that take control when the light is not present. The Hebrew word for ship’s captain is רב חובל. It has the same root word חבל, as חבלן, meaning the one that sabotages and causes damage. It turns good into bad. It is also חבל, which means rope, a tool that can be used to tie and connect together separate items.
When judgments come to us they awaken us to see the cause of the chaos that comes our ways. Then we have the choice to reconnect to our inner light and get out of the situation or sink the ship.
The pain is our tool and reminder to connect to the light that can ease and remove all pain. Since we are in a TEMPOrary world where time rules, then the removal of pain takes time. Without the light we can not remove it.
Deuteronomy 32:11 “כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעִיר קִנּוֹ, עַל-גּוֹזָלָיו יְרַחֵף”
“As an eagle that stir up her nest, hover over her young,”
Jerusalem is the nest and the aspect of the global vessel. Like the chicks in the nest, we are the habitants of the dark world, Malchut. We need to stay connected to the light and open our personal vessel for the mother eagle to feed us.
The Zohar reveals to us that this light and protection comes to us on Shabbat and Holidays. In order to connect to it, we have a special blessing and a song “וּפְרֹלֵינוּ סֻכַּתס עָ”.