Tikkun 21 – 111
(Continuing previous Daily Zohar subject)
“ וַיַּחְתְּרוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים, לְהָשִׁיב אֶל-הַיַּבָּשָׁה–וְלֹא יָכֹלוּ: כִּי הַיָּם, הוֹלֵךְ וְסֹעֵר עֲלֵיהֶם.”
“The men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not; for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them.”
When we experience chaos, we can try to fix it ourselves but while we are in the midst of judgment process we can only draw more judgments. The people on the ship tried to go back to the state/land before the sea turned on them but it didn’t help.
The only way to go above physical matters is by connecting to the light.
The ship’s captain then told Jonah to make a connection to his Light.
“וַיִּקְרַב אֵלָיו רַב הַחֹבֵל, וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ מַה-לְּךָ נִרְדָּם; קוּם, קְרָא אֶל-אֱלֹהֶיךָ–אוּלַי יִתְעַשֵּׁת הָאֱלֹהִים לָנוּ, וְלֹא נֹאבֵד”
“So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him: Why are you sleeping? Arise, call upon your God, so he will restore everything to normal and we will not perish.”
The Zohar refers to the Talmud, tractate ‘Avot’, where it is said “look at three things and you will not come to a point of disconnection from the light”. The three things are; look where you came from, look where you are going and look to the future when you will stand in front of the Creator that will ‘judge’ your soul.
The idea behind this teaching is to understand that the only thing that is important in life is the soul.
- Our soul came into a matter and we grew up from a single cell that represents our desire for the self.
- Our body is temporary and will end up with no existence in this world.
- Our soul is immortal and our actions will determine its level of purity. When the soul leaves the body it will go through a painful process of cleansing that will remove negativity gathered in this world.