Daily Zohar # 3821 – Vayechi – As birds caught in a snare
Daily Zohar 3821
135. שָׁנִינוּ, עוֹלָם אֶחָד נוֹדַע לְמַעְלָה, וּכְשֶׁהַכָּרוֹז יוֹצֵא, אוֹתוֹ הָעוֹלָם מִזְדַּעְזֵעַ וּמִתְחַלְחֵל יוֹצְאוֹת שְׁתֵּי צִפֳּרִים שֶׁעוֹלוֹת מֵאוֹתוֹ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁמְּדוֹרָם תַּחַת הָעֵץ שֶׁבּוֹ מַרְאֵה הַחַיִּים וְהַמָּוֶת.
136. יוֹצֵאת צִפּוֹר אַחַת לְצַד דָּרוֹם, וְצִפּוֹר אַחַת לְצַד צָפוֹן, וְצִפּוֹר אַחַת כְּשֶׁמֵּאִיר הַיּוֹם, וְאַחַת כְּשֶׁנֶּחְשַׁךְ הַיּוֹם, וְכָל אַחַת וְאַחַת קוֹרֵאת וּמַכְרִיזָה מַה שֶּׁשּׁוֹמְעִים מֵאוֹתוֹ כָּרוֹז.
137. אַחַר כָּךְ רוֹצוֹת לְהִתְעַלּוֹת לִמְקוֹמָן, וְנִשְׁמָטוֹת רַגְלֵיהֶן בְּנֶקֶב תְּהוֹם רַבָּה, וְנִלְכָּדוֹת בְּתוֹכָהּ עַד שֶׁנֶּחֱלָק הַלַּיְלָה. וּכְשֶׁנֶּחֱלַק הַלַּיְלָה, הַכָּרוֹז קוֹרֵא: (קהלת ט) וְכַצִּפֳּרִים הָאֲחֻזוֹת בַּפָּח כָּהֵם יוּקָשִׁים בְּנֵי הָאָדָם.
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיִּקְרְבוּ יְמֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לָמוּת וַיִּקְרָא לִבְנוֹ לְיוֹסֵף וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אִם נָא מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ שִׂים נָא יָדְךָ תַּחַת יְרֵכִי וְעָשִׂיתָ עִמָּדִי חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת אַל נָא תִקְבְּרֵנִי בְּמִצְרָיִם.”
“When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Now if I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please do not bury me in Egypt,”
Rabbi Yehuda said woe to the world, which human beings do not see, and do not hear, and do not know, that the sound of the proclamation is heard every day in two hundred and fifty worlds.
The illumination of the night’s unification is under the Left’s control, and it is an imperfect light of Chokmah. The proclamation from above is a perfect unification of the day, and it is called ‘proclaimer.’
There are five worlds within Binah, Keter, Chokmah, Binah, Tiferet, and Malchut, or Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, and Hod. Each of the five levels in Binah is counted as one hundred and together make 500 worlds.
At the unification of midnight, when Malchut elevates to Binah, its force splits Binah into two. It is the aspect of ‘proclamation,’ and its illumination spread to 250 worlds that fell from Binah after the split. Then the voice of the proclaimer brings the worlds back to their place to a state of perfection in Binah.
When the proclaimer comes out and completes the world of Nukva above, that world is shaken under the control of the Left that awakens judgment. From this world come two birds that dwell under a tree that shows the life and death in it.
These birds represent two sparks from Chokmah and Binah of Nukva that fell to the Klipot at the time of the sin of the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad (the first sin). During the midnight unification, the sparks of light return with their proper vessels back into the Nukva.
One bird that is a spark from Chokmah on the Right side comes out toward the south side(Chessed). The other bird, a spark from Binah on the Left, comes out toward the north (Gevurah). One comes out when it is daylight, meaning from the aspect of Chokmah, and one bird comes out at dusk after midday, meaning from the aspect of Binah. Each of them calls and proclaims what was heard from the same proclaimer, illuminating at the same level they received from the illumination of the unification of midnight that is called proclamation.
When the darkness of night comes, the birds want to go back to their dwelling place in the body of the Nukva. Their legs stumble in the hollow of the great abyss because judgments rise at the beginning of the night, and the vessels of the left of Nukva fall into the place of the Klipot that is called Nukva of the great abyss. The birds get trapped there until the midnight unification when the proclaimer calls;
“כִּי גַּם לֹא יֵדַע הָאָדָם אֶת עִתּוֹ כַּדָּגִים שֶׁנֶּאֱחָזִים בִּמְצוֹדָה רָעָה וְכַצִּפֳּרִים הָאֲחֻזוֹת בַּפָּח כָּהֵם יוּקָשִׁים בְּנֵי הָאָדָם לְעֵת רָעָה כְּשֶׁתִּפּוֹל עֲלֵיהֶם פִּתְאֹם.”
“For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, As birds caught in a snare, So the sons of men are snared in an evil time When it falls suddenly upon them.”
The light illuminated from the unification is called a proclamation, which saves the birds from the trap to go back to their dwelling place. This is repeated every day.
Rabbi Ashlag explains above the flow of light at night until the unification at midnight that releases light and connects to Binah.
At the beginning of the night, the other side releases Klipot and judgment that traps every spark of light they can trap. The two birds represent sparks of light trapped in the ‘darkness.’ After the unification at midnight, that creates illumination of Light that releases them to elevate back to their original perfect state.
When night falls, we avoid all aspects of negativity to keep away from the Klipot. We can make our unification at midnight with our studies, and the Light that we reveal illuminates in our lives and release what was previously trapped by the other side in the great abyss.