Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #490 – How to build with strong foundations
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Tikkun 22 – 28
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The negative side attaches itself to the aspect of the Holy Creatures that are under the Holy Throne, when they are revealed in Malchut. It creates the illusions and lies that distract us from the true light.
“…אִם-יְהוָה, לֹא-יִבְנֶה בַיִת–שָׁוְא עָמְלוּ בוֹנָיו בּוֹ …”
“Except YHVH builds the house, they labor in vain that build it”
The Zohar brings this quote here to help us understand that we can build with the light of truth or with the illusionary/false light. If we do not draw the light from the pure system of YHVH, we lose what we built sooner or later.
“וָאֵרָא, אֶל-אַבְרָהָם אֶל-יִצְחָק וְאֶל-יַעֲקֹב–בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי; וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה, לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם”
“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as “אֵל שַׁדָּי”, but by My name YHVH I made it not known to them.”
God revealed himself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with the names אֶל, which is at the level of Chessed and at the border between the lower seven Sefirot and שַׁדָּי, which is the name at the gate that is between the lower and the upper three Sefirot.
We have the names that we can connect below and we can pronounce them but the higher name that is beyond our levels, YHVH, is concealed and we cannot utter it.
Like in the Mezuzah that we place on our door post, we can see the name שַׁדָּי on the outside part of the scroll but inside, we have the connection to the YHVH name.