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Tikkun 37 – 2
“וְהָאָרֶץ, הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ, וְחֹשֶׁךְ, עַל-פְּנֵי תְהוֹם; וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים, מְרַחֶפֶת עַל-פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם”
“Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.”
This verse, as mentioned in earlier explanation, describes the state of Creation before the Light revealed himself. The three Klipot or ‘unformed’, ‘void’ and ‘darkness’ were ‘upon the face of the deep’, which is in Hebrew תְּהוֹ”ם. When we rearrange the letters we get the word for death, הַמָּוֶ”ת.
To overcome death the Zohar says that a similar process to circumcision needs to happen. The foreskin, which is the aspect of all negativity in the world, should be removed and blood should be spilled.
The blood is the ‘host’ of the soul and the keeper of life in the world of Malchut. When blood is spilled, it releases the ‘death’ part in it.
The blood was used in Egypt when the Israelites were asked to slaughter the ram and put its blood on their door posts. It was the aspect of bleeding and they needed to go through it to come out of the land of Egypt and go to see the Light in the Promised Land.
“כִּימֵי צֵאתְךָ, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם, אַרְאֶנּוּ, נִפְלָאוֹת”
‘As in the days of your coming out of the land of Egypt will I show unto him marvelous things.’
The process of the final redemption will be similar to the first redemption. There will be a process of separating the negativity from the good and removing it. The final step is bleeding.
The world is now under the hand of the מוהל Mohel, that is the one who does the circumcision process. We see how all the heads of negativity in the world are being exposed and cut out.
On the personal level we need to keep the purity of our souls with positive and selfless actions. It will help to separate ourselves from negativity and be able to see the ‘marvelous things’ of the Final redemption without the bleeding process.