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Tikkun 42 – 4
Everything we do starts with a thought that is derived from a consciousness that we hold at that moment. Our consciousness is a vessel that attracts the thoughts. From the highest level of Keter through a process, the light goes all the way down to Yessod. This is where the potential light awaits action in the level of Malchut to be released and manifested.
We may have negative thoughts and wish to pursue them. The light from the upper three Sefirot, Keter, Chokmah and Binah, fills the channel, which is the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin (Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Yessod). If we bring the negative thoughts into actions, the light is released from the channel to the vessel but no continuation from the upper light. The channel is drained and it feels void and emptiness.
The presence of the negative side in every thought and action is a must have for our Tikkun process and the free choice. When we lose to the negative side, we feel drained and empty. The Spiritual laws from the Torah and as the Zohar explains, are to keep us in balance and connect us to the flow of light. We have the laws of “Do”s to increase the ability to receive light and the “Don’t”s to avoid losing it. The foundation is “10 commandments” that expand to 248 DOs and 365 Don’ts.
The highest level of restriction is at the thought level. If a negative thought ‘pops’ into your mind, stop it right there before it develops and turns into action. You may get the energy to act upon it but the final result is always the same. Down and empty.