Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 675 – “and good for food”
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Tikkun 53 -3
The Zohar brings another explanation to the verse in Genesis 2:9
“וַיַּצְמַח יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים, מִן-הָאֲדָמָה, כָּל-עֵץ נֶחְמָד לְמַרְאֶה, וְטוֹב לְמַאֲכָל–וְעֵץ הַחַיִּים, בְּתוֹךְ הַגָּן, וְעֵץ, הַדַּעַת טוֹב וָרָע”
“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”
When it said ‘AND the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil’, it means that this tree came from a source that is different from the Tree of life that was mentioned first.
The Tree of Life is rooted at the supernal and holy levels. The Tree of Knowledge is at the lower levels. The Good side of it, is the aspect of the archangel, Metatron. The ‘Evil’ aspect of it, is the minister of the negative side, Sam-el.
When we follow the laws of the spiritual system from the Torah, we can connect to the secrets of the Torah. As we study in the Zohar, we connect to the ‘Good’ side of the Tree and enjoy the fruits as it said ‘and good for food’. If we don’t, then we experience a state of good and bad.
The good side can bring blessings in a form of continuous life energy, righteous children and blessings for the whole family. The other side is chaos and death in all aspects.