Kedoshim – Don’t go out! Someone is about to shoot you…
14:לֹא-תְקַלֵּל חֵרֵשׁ וְלִפְנֵי עִוֵּר לֹא תִתֵּן מִכְשֹׁל וְיָרֵאתָ מֵּאֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲנִי יְקוָק
16:לֹא תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל דַּם רֵעֶךָ אֲנִי, יְקוָק
17:לֹא-תִשְׂנָא אֶת-אָחִיךָ בִּלְבָבֶךָ הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת עֲמִיתֶךָ וְלֹא תִשָּׂא עָלָיו חֵטְא
18:לֹא תִקֹּם וְלֹא תִטֹּר אֶת בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְקוָק
14: You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block
before the blind, but you shall fear your G-d: I am the Lord.
16: You shall not go up and down as a gossiper among your people;
neither shall you stand on the blood of your neighbor: I am the LORD
17: You shall not hate your brother in your heart; You shall surely
rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.
18: You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children
of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD
The Zohar tells us that Kedoshim includes the whole torah. If the Zohar states that huge statement then we need to stop and dig in to find out why. It is a short portion but with huge spiritual depth.
We’ll understand this soon but let me ask you this.
If a person shot another person in order to kill him and missed, did he kill him?
You may say; No, if he missed him then he didn’t kill him. You are right, but spiritually you are wrong.
If a person aims to kill another, he had already imagined him as dead. If he took the shot then he killed the other person. The physical appearance doesn’t matter when considering the effect on the person attempted to kill.
If he went to kill and stopped before completing the act, it is different because the new choice came to be and it cancelled the previous one.
Let’s take a short lesson in nuclear physics. Name of the lesson is “Does matter exists?”
Scientists teach us that surrounding every atom there is an electromagnetic field which is energy and not matter. Even surrounding electrons and nuclei is a field and even the particles that make up the electron which revolve around the atom is probably another electromagnetic field and whatever makes up those particles is probably surrounded by an electromagnetic field and so on.
Atoms never actually touch one another. They are in constant movement in space, orbiting the nucleus.
Whatever we see is what we perceive to be matter, but in fact, it is only a reflection of light, projected into a screen in the back of our inner eye. It is an upside down image and we need the brain to interpret it for us.
Without going to deep into this subject, I ask you again, Does matter exists? What keeps the fields of energy organized in a particular pattern?
I hope that I prepared you enough for the next statement.
“דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם–קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ:
כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם”
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: You shall be holy; for I the LORD your G-d am holy”
There are no conditions said here. It is simple; be holy because I am holy.
Your pattern exists in the space which is G-d. Your individual matter is represented as patterns of energy that makes you. It is the sum of your desires that defines your vessel. This is what holds the Light inside and in connection with “the space”, internally and externally.
Now that you have this in your mind read the Parasha again and again. Suddenly you will understand it differently because the mystery has just been revealed. G-d gave us the gift of being with us in every heart beat. He is Holy and whatever you do affects the patterns of energy, which uses the Light of the Creator as drive to keep us in motion and express the self and its desires.
If we act in ways which are not Holy, we contaminate the Holiness inside.
We cannot curse the deaf (Lev. 19:14) because it takes us out of holiness. It doesn’t matter if he heard us or not. If one steals and wasn’t caught, he is still a thief. If you hate your brother in your heart (Lev. 19:17), you don’t have to express it for the effect to take place in your space.
To “bear a sin on yourself” is the effect on your soul (the energy patterns). When it says “his blood shall be upon him”, it is the effect of the sin as it registers in the blood. Every sin creates a barrier between the Light and the vessel. If there is no likeness with the light, the DNA gets changed and creates openness for negativity.
Rabbi Shimon says in the Zohar that when negativity is in town, don’t show yourself in the markets (where people are). When there is negativity in the space, we better stay away from it.
Every person is responsible for his own actions and for all that is in his surrounding space. Lev. 19:17 instructs us to care for our neighbors, to make sure they follow the ways of the Light, otherwise we will carry their sins. Their actions impact the space that we share and affect us. 19:18 tells us to make our space as one with the others because the light doesn’t want to be within the limits, which is you. Sharing connects us together and expands the light beyond ourselves.
Imagine a picture that everyone is still connected to their mother with the umbilical cord. You would see a huge tree of people connected to each other. The light wants us to reach that point where we see each other as ourselves. No separation.
Lev. 19:4 teaches us not to turn to idols. Idols are the illusionary “materials” that we want to have and connect. They are not the light and they distracting us from connecting to what is important.
When it says that G-d created us in his own image. “בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹקים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ” It is exactly so. Image in Hebrew “צֶלֶם ” is the same numerical value as Tree, “עץ “. It is the Tree of Life that is inside and outside of us. The idols are the illusions that connect us to the Tree of Knowledge good and bad.
Look at the mirror, find the light and cling to it. Now ask yourself, what would G-d do?
Everyone carries their own weapon and ready to “shoot”, the results are plagues of conflicts around the world, lack of leadership and Cancer.
When you think about hurting someone else remember that you hurt yourself first. Don’t shoot yourself!
Be with the Light, Be Holy!
Love you all,