Daily Zohar # 4424 – Miketz – Who sees secrets in their night dreams
Daily Zohar 4424
150. וְאִם תֹּאמַר, הִנֵּה שָׁנִינוּ שֶׁדָּוִד הַמֶּלֶךְ לֹא רָאָה חֲלוֹם טוֹב, הִנֵּה נִשְׁמָע שֶׁהָיָה רוֹאֶה דָוִד דְּבָרִים שֶׁלֹּא אֱמֶת? אֶלָּא וַדַּאי, כָּל יָמָיו הָיָה מִשְׁתַּדֵּל לִשְׁפֹּךְ דָּמִים וְנִלְחַם קְרָבוֹת, וְכָל חֲלוֹמוֹת לֹא הָיוּ אֶלָּא חֲלוֹמוֹת רָעִים, חֻרְבָּן וּשְׁמָמָה וְדָם וּשְׁפִיכוּת דָּמִים, וְלֹא חֲלוֹם שֶׁל שָׁלוֹם.
Continued from previous DZ
“אֱדַיִן לְדָנִיֵּאל בְּחֶזְוָא דִי לֵילְיָא רָזָה גֲלִי אֱדַיִן דָּנִיֵּאל בָּרִךְ לֶאֱלָהּ שְׁמַיָּא.”
“Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”
A secret was revealed to Daniel in a night dream. Dreams may have false things, and if Daniel’s dream has lies, why was the book of Daniel among the scriptures? Instead, when the souls of a true Tzadik ascend, that is, at the time of their sleep, only holy matters connect with them, informing them of truths that never deceive.
The dreams of the righteous are graced with divine revelations, offering them insights and truths that are reliable and enduring, unlike ordinary dreams, which are often unreliable or deceptive. Our physical and mental state influences the nature of our dreams. Retiring to sleep with a clean and relaxed body, especially after engaging with sacred texts and reciting the proper Bedtime Shema, can facilitate the soul’s ascent, leading to a more restful sleep and dreams that bear messages of truth.
And if you say that we have learned that King David did not have good dreams, it appears he saw things that were not true. After all, the truth was that he was filled with goodness and Chassadim from Hashem. Indeed, all his days, he was engaged in waging wars and shedding blood, and all his dreams were nothing but bad dreams — destruction, desolation, blood, and bloodshed, and not dreams of peace.