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Tikkun 21 – 175
Exodus 10:22 “וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדוֹ, עַל-הַשָּׁמָיִם; וַיְהִי חֹשֶׁךְ-אֲפֵלָה בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים ”
“And Moses stretched forth his hand ABOVE heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days; ”
Exodus 10:23 “לֹא-רָאוּ אִישׁ אֶת-אָחִיו, וְלֹא-קָמוּ אִישׁ מִתַּחְתָּיו–שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים; וּלְכָל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הָיָה אוֹר, בְּמוֹשְׁבֹתָם”
“they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings ”
The ninth plague in Egypt was Darkness. From Malchut to Keter, Chokmah is the ninth and that is what hit Egypt. Moses disconnected them from that level. IT is where the light comes to the world.
The Egyptians couldn’t see on the mental spiritual level. The brain interprets what the eyes see. If the brain is ‘blocked’, then one can not understand what he sees. Even dead eyes have the mechanics to see objects in front of them. Only when the soul exists in the body and have the light to charge the brain, a person can understand what they see through their eyes.
God didn’t stop the sun and the moon from shining for three days, it was a total disconnection from the level of Chokmah and the Egyptians were like paralyzed. The three days also represent the upper three Sefirot that God discconect from the Egyptians.
The Israelites were not affected and that is why “they had the light in their dwellings (of the soul)”.
“יָשֶׁת חֹשֶׁךְ, סִתְרוֹ–סְבִיבוֹתָיו סֻכָּתוֹ; חֶשְׁכַת-מַיִם, עָבֵי שְׁחָקִים”
“He made darkness His hiding-place, His Sukkah round about Him; darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. ”
God can ‘hide’ the light of Chokmah from everyone even if they think they are next to him (Sukkah). He can also ‘hide’ Chassadim (Water) from us even if we see heavy clouds loaded with water.
“הוּא גָּלֵא עַמִּיקָתָא, וּמְסַתְּרָתָא; יָדַע מָה בַחֲשׁוֹכָא, ונהירא (וּנְהוֹרָא) עִמֵּהּ שְׁרֵא ”
“He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwell with Him. ”
All the secrets are in the level of Chokmah with a barrier called darkness. To break it we need to use Chessadim, which is the light we draw with our positive actions. When this happens we reveal the light of Chokmah and can see our lives in a clearer way.
“וַיַּרְא יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַיָּד הַגְּדֹלָה, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוָה בְּמִצְרַיִם, וַיִּירְאוּ הָעָם, אֶת-יְהוָה; וַיַּאֲמִינוּ, בַּיהוָה, וּבְמֹשֶׁה, עַבְדּוֹ ”
“And Israel saw the great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD, and in His servant Moses. ”
The Zohar tells us that the word הָעָם (‘people’ or ‘Nation’) in the Torah refers to the mix multitude. The above verse appears immediately after the splitting and crossing of the Red Sea.
In this verse Israel ‘saw’ the great hand of God (level of Chessed) and the mix multitude ‘feared’ YHVH and ‘believed’ in YHVH and Moses as a channel. They couldn’t see the force of God directly. Israelites have the ability to connect and see the light on a higher level, which is not the case with the Mix Multitude that are the Erev Rav.
“וְהָיָה יְהוָה לְמֶלֶךְ, עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה יְהוָה אֶחָד–וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד ”
“And the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one. ”
Only when we experience the full revelation of the light in the world, the barriers will be removed because above and below will be the same. There will be no more separation or darkness.