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Tikkun 21 – 167
“רְאוּ עַתָּה, כִּי אֲנִי אֲנִי הוּא, וְאֵין אֱלֹהִים, עִמָּדִי: אֲנִי אָמִית וַאֲחַיֶּה, מָחַצְתִּי וַאֲנִי אֶרְפָּא, וְאֵין מִיָּדִי, מַצִּיל.”
“See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no God with Me; I kill, and I make alive; I have wounded, and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand”
”… וְיִסַּרְתִּי אֶתְכֶם אַף-אָנִי, שֶׁבַע עַל-חַטֹּאתֵיכֶם”
“and I also will chastise you seven times (for the seven sefirot) for your sins.”
In these verses God tells us that his system works on all levels and we can’t avoid the process. “I kill and I make alive”, “I have wounded and I heal”. The soul must go through the process of life and death, pain and healing. This is the system, until we finish with the process and God ‘installs’ a new system, meaning the final redemption.