Vayeshev – Power to manifest

וְאָבִיו, שָׁמַר אֶת-הַדָּבָר
but his father kept the saying in mind.

The story of Joseph is one of the most famous Bible stories. The young dreamer with a special striped cloth who was sold to the Egyptians and eventually became the second in command in powerful Egypt .

In this parasha, Joseph merits the title zaddik, as he is called Joseph HaTzadik (Joseph the righteous). The Zohar explains that is because he didn\’t submit to physical desires and refused to connect to his master\’s wife. He was put to jail and got out because of his words. Joseph interpreted dreams of people in the jail and whatever he said actually happened. Genesis 40:22 " וְאֵת שַׂר הָאֹפִים, תָּלָה: כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר לָהֶם, יוֹסֵף " "But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them". And as chief butler testify later (Genesis 41:13) " וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר-לָנוּ, כֵּן הָיָה: אֹתִי הֵשִׁיב עַל-כַּנִּי, וְאֹתוֹ תָלָה " "And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was: I was restored unto my office, and he was hanged.\’".

וְאָבִיו, שָׁמַר אֶת-הַדָּבָר
but his father kept the saying in mind.

The story of Joseph is one of the most famous Bible stories. The young dreamer with a special striped cloth who was sold to the Egyptians and eventually became the second in command in powerful Egypt .

In this parasha, Joseph merits the title zaddik, as he is called Joseph HaTzadik (Joseph the righteous). The Zohar explains that is because he didn\’t submit to physical desires and refused to connect to his master\’s wife. He was put to jail and got out because of his words. Joseph interpreted dreams of people in the jail and whatever he said actually happened. Genesis 40:22 " וְאֵת שַׂר הָאֹפִים, תָּלָה: כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר לָהֶם, יוֹסֵף " "But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them". And as chief butler testify later (Genesis 41:13) " וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר-לָנוּ, כֵּן הָיָה: אֹתִי הֵשִׁיב עַל-כַּנִּי, וְאֹתוֹ תָלָה " "And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was: I was restored unto my office, and he was hanged.\’".

The power to manifest from spiritual to material is in the mouth. When Jacob heard Joseph\’s dreams he knew exactly what it meant. He knew that Joseph was going to be the channel to the Sefira of Yesod and by that would continue the light of Jacob, Tiferet to Malchut. Jacob knew that the light and sustenance to the world would come through Joseph. When is says "His father kept it", it means that his father protected it by giving it the right interpretation. If we remove the form of questions from the verse 37:10 we read " מָה " it represents the name of G-d at the level of Malchut. " הַחֲלוֹם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר חָלָמְתָּ ", is "the dream that you dreamed". " הֲבוֹא נָבוֹא, אֲנִי וְאִמְּךָ וְאַחֶיךָ, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת לְךָ, אָרְצָה " "I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down to you to the earth".

Jacob at his level saw the future and supported it by bringing out the proper interpretation to make sure the dream will come true.

Few important things to know about dreams.
Do not tell a dream to a negative person. Tell the dream only to people that love you and can see the positive in the dream.
Dreams have spiritual symbols and only spiritual people can interpret them properly. If you see in a dream that you are captured by a police or a soldier it means that you are protected. Most people follow earthly logic that you can not apply to spiritual messages.
Dreams have about 60th part truth. The dreams that we have during the day or after first light of the morning (when you start see bluish color in the sky) do not carry real message unless the dream comes on Shabbat.

Better to tell the dream immediately in the morning after, especially if it has a strong and vivid impression. Dreams that happen after you go to sleep late and tired should be ignored.
If a dream gives you bad feeling then after you wake up say " חלומות־שוא־ידברו " "Chalomot Sha-v Yedaberu" which means "dreams talk no value" and do not tell it to others. In extreme cases there is a spiritual process of dream cancellation. Ask your Rabbi.
Books about dreams

 
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Shabbat Shalom,

Genesis – 2

Genesis2 – The earth was unformed and void

In this part I want to stay at the time (if we can call it that) before the creation.
The Zohar and the Ari teach us about this time. The word " בְּרֵאשִׁית ", "In the Beginning", implies " ב " " רֵאשִׁית ", which means two beginnings, two heads, and two systems.
 
In this part I want to stay at the time (if we can call it that) before the creation.
The Zohar and the Ari teach us about this time. The word " בְּרֵאשִׁית ", "In the Beginning", implies " ב " " רֵאשִׁית ", which means two beginnings, two heads, and two systems.

The first thing in the creation process was to set up the spiritual system. It had to be there before creating the physical world.

In order to have a world that we could be the creators we needed a "working environment", where we could build and create new. This place or level is called Malchut, (kingship in English). As Rabbi Ashlag explains, G-d created the desire first. Desire was something new that had never been there. G-d only shares and loves. The desire was to receive, to rule, to make. We needed this desire as a tool to live in this world and be a creator.
The kingdom was for us to rule. For that G-d made a Crown (Keter in Hebrew) that is able to emanate the necessary powers to initiate and create changes in the world.
G-d also designated two \’feeds\’ or \’advisors to the Crown\’ to follow the initiative of the Crown, one with Wisdom (Chokmah, male energy) and one with Understanding (Binah, female energy). When they summoned together they brought out the Knowledge (Da\’at) that can channel the energy and manifest as new work.
Now that we had the potential kingdom, and the top three forces, G-d needed a king.
The kingdom was still full of light and there was not much work to do. Kings were created and then \’died\’. The code is concealed in Genesis (36:31).

This process is described in Kabbalah as the "Process of the Breaking of The Vessels" " תהליך־שבירת־הכלים ". (Vessel=the ability to hold and channel the light). Each one of the kings came to existence with the desire to rule but the amount of light that was there was too strong for their vessels to hold and so they broke. The light went back to its origin and what was left was the desire of the shattered vessels. Those desires are called Klipot (Klipa in singular form). The Klipot held onto some of the light that the vessel had contained in a brief moment.

The 7 kings came and went and left 288 sparks of light in the hands of the Klipot.
This information is concealed in the word (Genesis 1:2) " מְרַחֶפֶת " "מת־רפח" (= Died, 288).
This process created the world of correction, \’Tikkun\’. The tikkun is the process of taking back the light from the Klipa and elevate it to the source. Originally, there were 320 lights in the process. 288 " רפח " of them fell into the Klipa and 32 of them that are the light of the Torah stayed for the next process.
The words " תֹהוּ וָבֹהו ּ ", "unformed and void", have seven letters for the seven kings.
It is all about desire. Desire draws the light and gives us the energy to continue. Lack of desire could make a person homeless and in extreme cases, the soul that is made out of light, wish to disconnect from the weak vessel and cause the vessel to break by taking its own life. The soul then goes to seek another vessel.
If this information is too new to you and hard to understand, read it again and again. Email your questions because of understanding how and why the world was created is an important step. What is our purpose here and what is your individual purpose in life.
This understanding could connect you to the global GPS (see previous article: http://rabbishimon.com/rs/torahc.cfm?p=Ekev ) and take your desires to fulfillments without breaking the vessel.