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The Aramaic Zohar above translated into Hebrew below
Tikkun 24 – 7
The soul cleansing process by fire, that called ‘hell’, גיהנם, is halted on Shabbat, when the spiritual system is at ‘rest’.
On Shabbat we are elevated to Binah, which is one of the upper three Sefirot. It is outside the world of Tikkun. This is a rest state because there is no time or action in Binah. It’s all pure energy and the source of light that sustain the world.
“לֹא-תְבַעֲרוּ אֵשׁ, בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם, בְּיוֹם, הַשַּׁבָּת ”
“You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day ”
Fire causes a process of transformation. On the material level we see how it turns solid to fluid and vapor. In the spiritual level it removes all the desires for the self that become part of our soul in Malchut.
When we burn fire on Shabbat we activate a whole process of transformation in Malchut that creates dis-affinity with Binah and disconnects us from the light of Shabbat.
The blood is where the soul level of Nefesh exists and the Zohar reveals us that the Liver and Spleen are the place of גיהנם, ‘Hell’, in the body. They deal with the negativity that is in our blood.
When the Torah says בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם “throughout your habitations” it means physical and spiritual existence. The soul level of Nefesh ‘dwells’ in the blood and gives us the force of life. When we let the anger inside or outside of us get expressed or unexpressed on Shabbat, we allow fire to burn in our blood system. This creates disconnection from the light of Shabbat and requires a process of soul cleansing, which is ‘hell’ and the Tikkun process.
Like all the precepts in the Torah this one is not about ‘religious’ actions to ‘obey’ God. It is about the spiritual system. The Torah is our guide on how to properly connect to the light and the life force in the best way possible.
Imagine once a week on Shabbat, the whole world goes into ‘pause’ and connects to Shabbat and Binah.