Daily Zohar # 4384 – Lech Lacha – How to be called ‘Holy’
Daily Zohar 4384
155. הַנֶּפֶ”שׁ הִיא הִתְעוֹרְרוּת תַּחְתּוֹנָה, וְזוֹ סְמוּכָה בַּגּוּף וְזָנָה אוֹתוֹ, וְהַגּוּף אוֹחֵז בָּהּ וְהִיא אֲחוּזָה בַּגּוּף. אַחַר כָּךְ נִתְקֶנֶת וְנַעֲשֵׂית כִּסֵּא לְהַשְׁרוֹת עָלֶיהָ רוּחַ בְּהִתְעוֹרְרוּת הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַזֹּאת שֶׁנֶּאֱחֶזֶת בַּגּוּף, כַּכָּתוּב (ישעיה לב) עַד יֵעָרֶה עָלֵינוּ רוּחַ מִמָּרוֹם.
156. לְאַחַר שֶׁמְּתַקְנִים אֶת שְׁנֵיהֶם, עֲתִידִים לְקַבֵּל נְשָׁמָה, שֶׁהֲרֵי הָרוּחַ נַעֲשֵׂית כִּסֵּא לַנְּשָׁמָה לְהַשְׁרוֹת עָלֶיהָ, וְהַנְּשָׁמָה הַזּוֹ הִיא נִסְתֶּרֶת עֶלְיוֹנָה עַל הַכֹּל טְמוּנַת כָּל הַטְּמוּנִים.
157. נִמְצָא שֶׁיֵּשׁ [לָהּ] כִּסֵּא לַכִּסֵּא, וְכִסֵּא לָעֶלְיוֹן עֲלֵיהֶם. וּכְשֶׁתִּסְתַּכֵּל בַּדְּרָגוֹת, תִּמְצָא סוֹד הַחָכְמָה בַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה, וְהַכֹּל הִיא חָכְמָה לְהַדְבִּיק בַּגָּוֶן הַזֶּה דְּבָרִים נִסְתָּרִים.
Zohar Lech Lacha
Continued from previous DZ
All soul levels are in the secret of Chokma. When the levels look at each other, the person looks at the supreme Chokma, and the Neshama enters and clings to Nefesh and Ruach. When the Neshama above them is in control, the person is called holy, unblemished, and he is one with the will of the Holy One, Blessed be He.
Nefesh is a lower awakening, the lowest of the three lights: Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshama. It is close to the body and nourishes it. The body takes hold of it, and it clings to the body. After the Nefesh is corrected by good deeds that the person does, the Nefesh becomes a throne, upon which the Ruach can join by the awakening of the Nefesh that clings to the body, as it is written;
“עַד יֵעָרֶה עָלֵינוּ רוּחַ מִמָּרוֹם וְהָיָה מִדְבָּר לַכַּרְמֶל וְהַכַּרְמֶל לַיַּעַר יֵחָשֵׁב.”
“Until the Spirit (רוּחַ Ruach) is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.”
After the Nefesh and Ruach have been set in the vessel, they will receive Neshama because the Ruach becomes a throne for the Neshama that will sit on it. The Neshama is superior to all, hidden, incomprehensible, and deeply concealed.
We found a throne for a throne because the Nefesh is a throne for the Ruach, which is also a throne, and a throne for the supreme level above them, which is the Neshama. When we look at these levels, we find in this the secret of the Light of Chokma that is drawn by these soul levels and opens the wisdom to understand things that are concealed.
The word ‘throne’ in Hebrew is ‘כסא’. It is used here to hold a higher level of Light above it that commands the levels below it. It is essential to meditate before any action that we are a throne to the Holy One, Blessed be He on all levels. Then, we become a better vessel to draw a higher Light that we need for the action we are about to do. The Tikun Hanefesh is a complex meditation to set thrones for the names of Hashem (YHVH) in different Nikkud (Lights) and activate our soul and body parts with Light.
Everyone has a level of Nefesh, and we can draw upper levels with proper awakening, which is done by studies, prayers, and Tzedaka. Each level has its levels, and we can not jump from Nefesh to Ruach until our Nefesh builds a proper ‘throne’ for Ruach and Ruach for the level of Neshama.
A healer should meditate to have his hands and words be thrones for YHVH to channel the Light to the person in need of health.
When we allow the Light to come into our actions, we connect to the upper Light of Chokmah.