Daily Zohar # 4425 – Miketz – The power of words
Daily Zohar 4425
152. בֹּא רְאֵה, שֶׁהִנֵּה שָׁנִינוּ, שֶׁאוֹתוֹ אָדָם שֶׁרוֹאֶה חֲלוֹם, צָרִיךְ לוֹ לִפְתֹּחַ אֶת פִּיו בּוֹ לִפְנֵי אֲנָשִׁים שֶׁאוֹהֲבִים אוֹתוֹ, כְּדֵי שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה רְצוֹנָם אֵלָיו לְטוֹב וְיִפְתְּחוּ פִיהֶם לְטוֹב, וְיִמָּצֵא הָרָצוֹן וְהַדָּבָר הַכֹּל לְטוֹב. הָרָצוֹן שֶׁהוּא הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה רֵאשִׁית הַכֹּל, וְהַמִּלָּה שֶׁהִיא סִיּוּם הַכֹּל. וְעַל כֵּן נִמְצָא שֶׁהִנֵּה הוּא שְׁלֵמוּת בְּסוֹד עֶלְיוֹן.
Continued from previous DZ
“And if you ask, is it possible for a good person to have a bad dream? The answer is indeed yes, because all those future evils that are to cling to those who transgress the words of the Torah, and all those punishments that they are destined to suffer in the world after life in this world. King David saw all of these, so that the fear of Hashem would be upon him at all times. This resolves the earlier question of how he saw things in dreams that were not true. He saw truth related to those who transgress. They were shown to him to raise in him the fear of Heavens, as it is written;
“יָדַעְתִּי כִּי כָּל אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה הָאֱלֹהִים הוּא יִהְיֶה לְעוֹלָם עָלָיו אֵין לְהוֹסִיף וּמִמֶּנּוּ אֵין לִגְרֹעַ וְהָאֱלֹהִים עָשָׂה שֶׁיִּרְאוּ מִלְּפָנָיו.”
“I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.”
“To fear him” is the bad dream, which instills fear in a person. Therefore, a righteous person also shown a bad dream, as said above”
This Zohar explains the spiritual purpose behind King David experiencing bad dreams. Despite his righteousness, the bad dreams served as a tool from Hashem to constantly instill in him the fear of God. These dreams were not a reflection of his personal failings but rather a visionary insight into the consequences of sin and transgression. They were a means to keep him spiritually alert and attuned to Hashem’s will. Even unpleasant or bad experiences can have a profound and positive spiritual purpose. We thank Hashem for the good, and learn from the disturbing experiences.
We have learned that a person who has a dream should seek an interpretation from people who love him and with good will, so that their interpretation would be positive. The will, which is thought, Chokmah, is the beginning of the Sefirot and everything. The words is Malchut, which is the last of the sefirot the end of everything. Therefore, there is an aspect of completeness. Both the beginning and the end of the sefirot, have a complete path from thought to fulfillment. Additionally, those who interpret the dream pray and ask mercy for the person, so that the good interpretation they provided may be fulfilled.
This Zohar emphasizes the importance of interpreting dreams positively, especially when shared with loved ones. The concept ties into the idea where the beginning (thought, Chokmah) and end (Malchut) converge to create a complete process. Good interpretations and well-wishes from others not only bring positive outcome but also invoke mercy from above,
We should always express our thoughts in a positive way. Even if we see a person does a bad action, we do not say, “You did bad” or “you are bad”, we just ask, “what would be better to do…”. When we train our self to speak only positive words, we create only positive angels around us that help us manifest what we need.