Tikkun 21 – 116
(Continuing previous Daily Zohar subject # 366 on)
Jonah 2:11 “ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, לַדָּג; וַיָּקֵא אֶת-יוֹנָה, אֶל-הַיַּבָּשָׁה”
“And YHVH spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.”
Numbers 11:7 “ וְהַמָּן, כִּזְרַע-גַּד הוּא”
“and the Manna is like a seed of גַּד”
The two verses above and the different pieces of information below will become clearer at the end.
The Zohar gives another level of understanding to the above verse from Jonah. The fish puked Jonah to the dry land. It is like bringing out the seed of light to the vessel.
The Manna was revealed and described as “Like a seed of גד”, which have the same letters as דג, fish. The abbreviation of גד is גמול דלים, meaning “Reward for the poor”.
Genesis 1:10 “וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לַיַּבָּשָׁה אֶרֶץ, וּלְמִקְוֵה הַמַּיִם קָרָא יַמִּים”
“And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas”
In the story of Creation, the vessel received its name earth, ארץ first, then the water source was named seas ימים.
This means that the vessel needs to be defined before the light comes into it.
Jeremiah 14:8 “מִקְוֵה, יִשְׂרָאֵל, מוֹשִׁיעוֹ, בְּעֵת צָרָה”
מִקְוֵה is used here as a reference to the original waters and light of creation that will come to save us from the negativity that is all around us.
When we surround ourselves with pure water, which is the light, we can get out of the darkness.