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Tikkun 22 – 21
Song of Songs 8:6
“שִׂימֵנִי כַחוֹתָם עַל-לִבֶּךָ, כַּחוֹתָם עַל-זְרוֹעֶךָ”
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm;”
The seal is kept in the hand of its owner but it leaves an impression where it was touched.
In this verse the Shechina asks Zeir Anpin to leave his impression, which is his lights, with her so it will stay when she is in exile.
When we see the seal of a flesh and blood king, we respect and obey it like the actual words of the king. The Zohar gives us this example to understand the great impression of Zeir Anpin in Malchut.
We ‘impress’ people with our actions, positive or negative. Some strong impressions are hard or impossible to erase or change, especially the first ones. Our actions are impressed on our spiritual ‘bones’, which is our supernal file. Seen or not seen by others, the impression is made and will stay on for the soul process after life.
The images we see around us are reflections of light that transfer the energy of the image we see and penetrate into our mind through the eyes. They leave impressions and affect our thoughts and actions. It is important to avoid negative sights because they affect a change in our soul.
With the help of Zohar scanning and long study we can bring stronger light that will make us forget the negative images, even though they are still registered in our mind and soul. They could come back if we fall back to negativity.
One of the great Kabbalist in the previous generation, Rabbi Yisrael Abu-Chatzeira, known as the “Baba Sali”, said that he merited greater light because he minimized his sight to only what is necessary and avoided all negative images. He was impressed only by the light. He could see beyond and could control matter. His prayers for others were always answered, hence the name “Baba Sali”, which means “Praying Father”.