Kedoshim – Don’t go out! Someone is about to shoot you…

 

(Leviticus 19)
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.

Leviticus 19:1
“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,

Shabbat Shalom,

Zion Nefesh

  13 Responses to “Kedoshim – Don’t go out! Someone is about to shoot you…”

  1.  

    Dear Zion, today is Friday already here, in the Southern Hemisphere. I came to work, opened my emails and voila! read this and cancelled the rest of my agenda for the day, just as well I cannot be fired….this is most challenging and requires full attention..thank you and please write more about this.

    Shabbat Shalom

    Blessings, Serge

  2.  

    The connection between ourselves and God is in the Ana Bekoach, and the 72 Names, and the Shema. Knowing this connection exists, makes it easier to act upon its existence: by sharing, loving, giving, speaking, embracing…Discretion is not Judgment. Judgment separates. Discretion examines, improves.

    How do you ensure your neighbors follow the Light without proselytizing? I would think your being should be example enough. Assuming your being is clean and clear enough to be an example…

    The physics of the Spirit, in your example, is loud and clear, dear Zion Nephesh..

    All the more reason why focussing on our connection with God should automatically lead to a focus on our relation to the world around us, and on our behavior towards others.

    The reason I believe that what you’ve written and what the Tikkune Zohar says is so true is because the hardest thing for humanity to do is: love thy neighbor, and treat others the way you would wish to be treated. And every tradition asks this. If nothing else, just do this.

    No doubt here. Or elsewhere.

  3.  

    Great, this is how morals is one thing and spirituality another.
    Thanks a lot

  4.  

    Two questions: a) Where do I find the quote from the Rashbi that his hilulah should be celebrated?

    b) do you know of a source for Zohar for the Palm?

    Thanks!

  5.  

    Nachman, As far as I know, it doesn’t mention in the writing of rabbi Shimon. The Hillulah of a Tzadik is celebrated so we can make connection to the energy he revealed in the world. On the day a Tzadik pass to the next world, the heavens are opened to receive his soul, that reveals the light and create an ‘energy stamp’ in the circle of time. Like the holidays that we call them Chag, a word that comes from the root ‘to circle’ (like Chag, Chuga, Chagiga etc.). All holidays related to event in times of revelation of special energy in the world. When the energy is negative, we restrict and fast. when positive energy we follow the type of energy revealed. (Too long to explain all the apects here and I’m sure you get the principal)
    We celebrate the death aniversary of Rabbi Shimon leaving the world because it is good for us. It is not from the time of the Torah so there are no special ‘halachot’ or prayers related to that day. Joy and study of the Zohar are the best connection on that day.

  6.  

    Nachman, What do mean with your question “do you know of a source for Zohar for the Palm?”

  7.  

    What I meant is, is there a copy of the Zohar that can be downloaded on to the Palm?

    Thanks for the answer to the first question. I’d heard it mentioned in a couple of places where Rabbi Shimon asked that his yahrzeit be a cause for celebration, not mourning. Someone pointed me to the bottom of page 291a, but I’m not skilled enough to read and translate it. :-(

  8.  

    I will check the reference and share it with everyone.

    I am not aware of Zohar text for Palm. I couldn’t find it for iPhone.
    Check my other website http://DailyZohar.com and subscribe to receive daily Zohar text by email (from Tikunei Zohar) with commentary on the site.

  9.  

    I put a scan of the text I was talking about at http://www.ziskind.us/zohar_haazinu.pdf . See the bottom of the page label reis-tzadik-aleph, continuing on to the top of page 582.

    I really don’t understand the page numbering. There are three volumes, and the page numbers are restarted in each volume.

  10.  

    I found the section and it does talk about the Hillulah of Rabbi Shimon but the reference is to the First Hillulah that is happening above to welcome the soul of Rabbi Shimon.
    He was happy about that moment. The heavens were oppened, the tzaddikim above in joy to receive him and he could reveal secrets that he couldn’t do in his life. Now and because of the situation, he can reveal those secrets described in the Idra Zuta, which is inside the portion of Zohar Haazinu.
    You can read more in my partial translation and commentary to the Idra Zuta on DailyZohar.com http://dailyzohar.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/IdraZuta-DailyZohar.pdf

  11.  

    Rabbi, I don’t understand the reference to “Cancer” at the end of your essay. Are you referring to Cancer as the result of stress in the modern world? I would very much like to know what you meant by adding “Cancer” to the list.

    Thank you.

  12.  

    Miriam, please read http://rabbishimon.com/?p=476 it will give you more understanding to the meaning of cancer. In addition we must remember that the life process is beyond the material existence in this world. Our soul comes from previous lives with experiences and correction to be done in this life. If a person have cancer it could be a result of process from previous life or even a work and correction process for the parents. The soul is the most important part that we need to work in the healing process, the body is secondary.
    Feel free to ask additinal questions. This issue is too big to explain in few lines or articles.

  13.  

    You can also search Google.com on “cancer site:rabbishimon.com” this will direct Google to show you results related to cancer on our site. Use the same ‘trick’ to find other information.

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