Daily Zohar # 4302 – Shelach Lecha – Gabriel
Daily Zohar 4302
270. וְאִלְמָלֵא רַגְלָיו אֶצְבָּעוֹת שֶׁלּוֹ, שֶׁהֵם שְׁתֵּי דְרָגוֹת – אֶחָד אוֹתוֹ שֶׁעוֹמֵד בָּאֶמְצַע שֶׁהוּא גָּדוֹל, וְאוֹתוֹ שֶׁעוֹמֵד מֵאָחוֹר שֶׁהוּא קָטָן, שֶׁמְּעַכְּבִים אוֹתוֹ – יִשְׂרֹף הָעוֹלָם בְּשַׁלְהֲבוֹתָיו. וּמָה עוֹשִׂים? כֵּיוָן שֶׁעוֹלֶה הַבֹּקֶר וְחוּט אוֹר יוֹצֵא מִצַּד דָּרוֹם, אָז מִתְחַבְּרִים כֻּלָּם וְנַעֲשִׂים שְׁתֵּי רַגְלַיִם שְׁנֵי טַלְפֵי עֵגֶל, לְקַיֵּם הַכָּתוּב (יחזקאל א) וְכַף רַגְלֵיהֶם כְּכַף רֶגֶל עֵגֶל. וַהֲרֵי יָדַעְתָּ סוֹד זֶה. שְׁאֵלַת עֲנַף הַגֹּרֶן. לְתוֹךְ עֲזָרָה זוֹ יֵשׁ שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת וְשִׁשִּׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה הֵיכָלוֹת, כְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן יְמוֹת הַשָּׁנָה. וּבְכָל פֶּתַח וּפֶתַח כָּתוּב: יְהִי שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ שַׁלְוָה בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ (תהלים קכב). לֹא יָדוּעַ מַהוּ בַּהֵיכָלוֹת הָאֵלֶּה, אֶלָּא כֻּלָּם נִרְאִים מַעֲשֵׂה צִיּוּר. שִׁבְעָה סִדְרֵי מַרְגָּלִיּוֹת נִרְאִים אֵלּוּ בְאֵלּוּ בְּכָל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
What does Gabriel read next? And replies, he reads all the deeds of the world’s people. Because he owns the file, that is, in his possession is the tool in which all the writings, judgments, and decrees are found. He has the writer’s ink tied on his waist, and he writes the deeds of the world’s people every day. And at night, after reading all the above, he reads everything he wrote during the day.
And if it weren’t for his toes, which have two levels. One is the finger in the middle, which is big. And one is the finger standing behind, which is small. And if it weren’t for these two fingers holding him back, he would burn the world with his flames. In the morning dawn, a thread of Chessed comes out from the south, and they all connect, that is, the finger in the middle with the finger behind, and two hoofs are made on each of the two legs, like a calf. To keep what is written;
“וְרַגְלֵיהֶם רֶגֶל יְשָׁרָה וְכַף רַגְלֵיהֶם כְּכַף רֶגֶל עֵגֶל וְנֹצְצִים כְּעֵין נְחֹשֶׁת קָלָל.”
“Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves’ feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.”
(the continuation of this section of the Zohar is missing in the original text).
In front of the Azara (Service area in the Holy Temple), which is the secret of Malchut, there are 365 halls as the number of days in the year, and in every opening in every hall, it is written;
“יְהִי שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ שַׁלְוָה בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ.”
“Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.”
It is not known what is in these halls, but they are all intertwined, an act of weaving. Seven rows of gems are rotated, one inside the other in every hall.
Rabbi Ashlag explains that the fingers are the secret of the Light of Chokmah. At midnight, the middle line is unified with Malchut in a way that the Light of Chokmah illuminates from below upward and not from above to below. Because before midnight and the unification with the middle line, the Left line is filled with judgments and doesn’t shine. It has the aspect of ‘behind’ and smallness (‘קטנות’ katnut).
Gabriel is Malchut’s Left line, and the two fingers in his legs have the two levels mentioned above. The finger on the back is small and is on the Left of Malchut. The finger in the middle front is the big one, the middle line representing the Light that shines from below upward.
To understand the two aspects of the Light of Chokmah, consider the Light of the sun ‘travels’ in the dark space from above to Earth. On its way, we cannot see the Light even though it is at its high level. If we connect directly to it, we experience ‘harsh judgment’ (all kinds of physical ill). When this Light passes through the ‘curtain’ (surrounding Earth), a restriction is applied before it reaches the ground (an aspect of unification with Malchut). Then the light changes direction, meaning it illuminates from below upward. In this state, the Light of Chokmah revealed in Malchut to provide healing and removes darkness.
Please do not connect this explanation and imagination to physical terms. We need to use a common language to explain spiritual principles in this world.
The Light of Chokmah with the aspect of darkness and judgment is whenever we experience selfish desires. Still, when we build a vessel with restriction and the element of sharing, we can benefit from the higher Light in our lives and the world around us.
“כִּי שֶׁמֶשׁ וּמָגֵן יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים חֵן וְכָבוֹד יִתֵּן יְהוָה לֹא יִמְנַע טוֹב לַהֹלְכִים בְּתָמִים.”
“For YHVH God is a sun and shield; YHVH will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.”
“וְזָרְחָה לָכֶם יִרְאֵי שְׁמִי שֶׁמֶשׁ צְדָקָה וּמַרְפֵּא בִּכְנָפֶיהָ וִיצָאתֶם וּפִשְׁתֶּם כְּעֶגְלֵי מַרְבֵּק.”
“But unto you, that fear My name shall the sun of righteousness (Tzedakah) arise with healing in its wings, and ye shall go forth, and gambol as calves of the stall.”
The ‘sun’ can protect and heal us if we have the proper vessel for its Light.
The sun is the aspect of any Light that we need and wish to connect to.
Friday would be a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t donate in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
** Your donation doesn’t have to be given to the same place every week. You can alternate or split your donation among those who benefit you spiritually.