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Tikkun 21 – 169
When we misuse the light we receive, we corrupt the natural order of the life force in us and bring darkness. The light is, then, considered to be in exile.
There are two ways of corruptions that move the light to ‘exile’ status in the body. The first one is when we use the light that we earned through positive actions for negative purposes. The other one is when we don’t use the light we have.
I will write more about this in future articles but for now we should understand that our actions affect the patterns of energy in our body.
“וּבְפִשְׁעֵיכֶם שֻׁלְּחָה אִמְּכֶם”
“for your transgressions was your mother sent away”
The mother is the aspect of the nuclear force in every atom of our body. The proton and neutrons are at the center of the atom. They generate the gravity and the force to keep its identity in stable state but the energies surrounding it affect it.
When we don’t connect to the light in balance, particles of light leave the nucleus. The environment causes the atom to change in the process of interacting with outside energy. This state of change is called ‘radioactive decay’ as parts of the atom are moving out in the transformation process. There are three types of such decay (א-Alpha, ב-Beta, ג-Gamma). This is the force that drives everything in the world. אבג as the first three letters of the Ana B’Koach that come from the first three letters of the Torah ברא, means create, creator, creation. It is the answer to the question that the scientists could not answer (as far as I know): “What produced the energy released during radioactive decay?”
We must use the light in proper ways because otherwise we corrupt the power of אבג and create decay, which is creating space and separation. When we don’t feed the life force in us with continuous light, divisions and death creep in.
The change affects us strongly because if we do something negative, the inner structure changes and next time it is easier for us to repeat the same negativity or worse.
Out of all the elements in the periodic table we have 7 (!) in stable state with atomic numbers of 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 and 126.
The rectification for state of exile and decay is ‘Teshuvah’ תשובה, which is a process of bringing back the lost light.
From the teaching of the Zohar in this section we understand why righteous people don’t really die and are considered as ‘dust dwellers’. Their body don’t go through the decay process because they completed their correction and every part of their being is in balance.
Rabbi Meir Ba’al Haness asked to be buried in upright position so when the Final Redemption comes he will be ready to walk out and welcome Mashiach without delay.
There is also the story in the Talmud about Rabbi Elazar, the son of Rabbi Shimon. After he died, his body was kept in his bed for several years. He never decayed and one time his wife saw a small worm coming out of his ear. He came to her in a dream and told her that was a small correction for listening to evil speech without doing anything about it. His body was known to produce heavenly scents.
Once we do our part in the correction and bring stability in our relationship between people with love, the Creator will ‘reset’ the energy and place everything in balance.
Zechariah 13:2 “וְאֶת-רוּחַ הַטֻּמְאָה, אַעֲבִיר מִן-הָאָרֶץ” “And the unclean spirit I will cause to pass out of the land.”
This means that God will just remove the force that causes separation and decay from all existence. One simple act for him BUT we should do our part first. Connect and love each other unconditionally to stop the decay of the world.