וַיֶּאֱהַב יִצְחָק אֶת-עֵשָׂו, כִּי-צַיִד בְּפִיו; וְרִבְקָה, אֹהֶבֶת אֶת-יַעֲקֹב.

Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison; and Rebecca loved Jacob

Isaac is the left column, he represents the desire (for the light).Esau expressed this desire in the material world and created affinity with Isaac on that level. Love is the same word as equality and oneness in the Torah. Rebecca loved Jacob because she was Malchut (female energy) and he was pure and represented the central column (the channel of the light).

To connect to the energy of Isaac and draw his blessings, a material connection is required. Isaac instructed his first son to go for a hunt and bring it to him. Genesis 27:3, 4 “וְעַתָּה שָׂא-נָא כֵלֶיךָ, תֶּלְיְךָ וְקַשְׁתֶּךָ; וְצֵא, הַשָּׂדֶה, וְצוּדָה לִּי, צידה (צָיִד). ” “go out to the field with your weapons and hunt…. and make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die.

Here lies a secret on how to draw the Light into our lives. First we have to work for our food, then let go of it in order to create a space for the light to come in.

In simple terms, open your desire to have the material things but do not stop there. Share it, because when you do so you connect with the original thought of creation “to benefit others”. That creates affinity with the Light and allows it to flow into your life

Now Rebecca knew that Esau was not fit to handle and channel the blessing of his father. This blessing was supposed to affect the continuation of the coming generations and Jacob was the right channel for this light.

Rebecca commanded him to follow her instructions.

Genesis 27:8, “וְעַתָּה בְנִי, שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי–לַאֲשֶׁר אֲנִי, מְצַוָּה אֹתָךְ” “Now therefore, my son, listen to my voice according to that which I command you“.

Jacob was a “good boy” and didn’t want to lie to his father but Rebecca did everything to keep Jacob pure of  ‘sins’ and she took it under herself וַתֹּאמֶר לוֹ אִמּוֹ, עָלַי קִלְלָתְךָ בְּנִי; אַךְ שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי, וְלֵךְ קַח-לִי ” “And his mother said to him: ‘Upon me be your curse, my son; only listen to my voice, and go fetch me them.

Jacob was destined to continue the line of Abraham and Isaac. He knew what his work was before coming to the world. He let Esau come out first to remove the negativity attached to every first born (from the first sin). He bought the blessings before Isaac was ready to give them. Genesis 25:30,31,32 “וַיֹּאמֶר, יַעֲקֹב:  מִכְרָה כַיּוֹם אֶת-בְּכֹרָתְךָ, לִי. “, “And Jacob said: ‘ First sell me your birthright.’“. Birthright in Hebrew is “בְּכֹרָתְךָ” spelled as “בִּרְכָתֶךָ ” “your blessing”. When Esau sold Jacob his birthright he also sold him his blessing. Jacob did a “Kosher deal” and Esau left to his fault.

Esau’s lesson teaches us not to fall into immediate gratifications, which distract us from the real purpose and work in life, the Light and the continuation process.

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