Daily Zohar # 3982 – Shelach Lecha – As long as the candle is lit
Daily Zohar 3982
188. אָמְרוּ לוֹ, אִי חָסִיד קָדוֹשׁ, כָּל הַדְּבָרִים שֶׁבְּתוֹכֵנוּ בַּתּוֹרָה, דְּבָרִים קְטַנִּים הֵם בְּכָל דָּבָר וְדָבָר. וְאוֹתָם דְּבָרִים קְטַנִּים, כַּמָּה הֵם דְּבָרִים גְּדוֹלִים וְעֶלְיוֹנִים עַד שֶׁאֵין לָהֶם שִׁעוּר? שֶׁהֲרֵי אֵין בָּנוּ סָפֵק, אֶלָּא בֵּרוּר הַתּוֹרָה עַל בֻּרְיָהּ. וְכָעֵת רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה פֵּרַשׁ דְּבָרִים סְתוּמִים עַל זֶה בִּגְלַל מַה שֶּׁעִקַּר הַנְּשָׁמָה לָמָּה לֹא מֵאִיר בְּמָקוֹם זֶה וְזוֹכֶה לִהְיוֹת מוּאָר בְּמָקוֹם אַחֵר? וְעַד עַתָּה לֹא זָכִינוּ בָזֶה בִּשְׁבִיל לָבֹא אֵלֶיךָ.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל אַבְרָם לֶךְ לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ.”
“Now YHVH had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house To a land that I will show you.”
The head of the Yeshiva quoted this verse and explains that because Abram had a light that couldn’t grow in his place, he needed to move where his light could shine. For he who does not merit in his place, will go and move himself to another place and will win there. A tree with light that does not rise and shine, will be shaken and the light will rise in it, and it will shine.
The messengers said We were willing to hear the continuation from the head of the Yeshiva, but because we had to come to you, we did not want to delay. Rabbi Shimon was happy.
They said to him, Ahh holy Chasid, all the words in the Torah are short everywhere, meaning, they are said in vigorous brevity, but they relate to great and supreme things, reaching points without measure. We have no doubts about that, and we wish to have the proper clarification of the Torah. And now the head of the Yeshiva explained the concealed secrets about the essence of the soul, and why it does not shine in one place and gets to shine in another place, and so far we have not earned this understanding because we had to come to you.
The brothers, Rabbi Zosha and Rabbi Elimelech traveled from place to place anonymously and without property, in order to bring the Redemption closer and to engage in the correction of the world.
Once they came to a village and stayed in one of the houses. In the middle of the night, they saw that the landlord came to his house and lit a candle on the table so that he could fix his coat.
Then they heard the landlady call her husband and say, “Quickly fix the coat, as long as the candle is lit – it can be fixed.”
The brothers said to each other: “Did you hear her words? We learned a great thing here – as long as the candle is lit, more can be fixed.
As long as we have the soul in our body, we shake it to activate more light. We need to move, but not necessarily from a physical location. We need first to move our soul from its current place, and release it from getting stuck in certain paradigms. It is the aspect of shaking the ‘Tree’ that would bring more Light that is greatly needed to make desired changes in our lives.
As long as the candle is lit with our Torah studies, we can fix everything.