Daily Zohar # 3850 – Yitro – Change bad lines for blessings
Daily Zohar 3850
Continued from previous DZ
If there are four or five lines lengthwise, after stretching the skin back as said before, and if they are on top of three or more lines in width, it tells about a person that thinks about evil actions and praises himself for that. His beard and eyebrows are red. He’s smart but always follows evil acts. He is successful, but he doesn’t live long.
The remedy for this is Teshuva, repentance. Then the lines change to show three or four lengthwise over two in width.
The markings on the fingers and hands change according to the behavior change a person accepts on himself.
This secret comes from the verse;
“שְׂאוּ מָרוֹם עֵינֵיכֶם וּרְאוּ מִי בָרָא אֵלֶּה הַמּוֹצִיא בְמִסְפָּר צְבָאָם לְכֻלָּם בְּשֵׁם יִקְרָא מֵרֹב אוֹנִים וְאַמִּיץ כֹּחַ אִישׁ לֹא נֶעְדָּר.”
“Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.”
The markings on the hands and face are dynamic, and because of that, ‘reading’ cannot be made on a ‘surface’ level. The sages tell us that the markings of Moses were of a wicked person, but he was the highest and purest soul ever to come to this world. Hashem disguised the soul of Moses to protect him from the other side.
Great Tzadikim don’t even need to see the hands or face of a person to read him, and they could feel the spiritual ‘markings’ when a person was just nearby. There is a story about a person who experienced difficulties and came with a friend to the Baba Sali for blessings. When he just entered the room, Baba Sali, without even lifting his eyes, said, why do you cheat on your wife, speak evil speech and desecrate the Shabbat. That person was shocked how the Tzadik could see all of this, and he ran out before Baba Sali exposed him further.
A person that does Teshuvah gets a new spiritual garment to represent his choice to follow the Light. His sins are covered during repentance, and the markings on his face and hands change accordingly.
Another lesson is that before we ask Hashem to shower us with blessings, we need to do Teshuva. The first request from Hashem would be asking him for help in cleansing the impure past and guidance in walking the path of Light.