Vayechi: The Illusion of Death and the Process of our Soul

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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Vayechi: The Illusion of Death and the Process of our Soul

Published: December 5, 2013
Originally recorded: December 16, 2007

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Lesson Highlights

  • Connecting life and death
  • Being ruled by the fear of death shuts down our connection to life and is the seed of all fears
  • 30 days before death a part of the soul departs
  • Levels of the soul and our spiritual image, the Tzelem
  • The Tzelem arrives before a child is conceived
  • The Ruach remains with the body after the Tzelem leaves
  • The importance of the burial of the body
  • The Nefesh moves between the grave and home
  • Visiting the graves of the righteous
  • Shiva: the seven days of mourning
  • Covering mirrors during the shiva
  • Funerals help elevate the Nefesh
  • Heaven and Hell: our experience is based on our consiousness
  • The Cave of Machpelah
  • Reciting Kadish for eleven months and  the trapped debuk
  • Receiving an additional Ruach before death that allows for a final repentance
  • Hoshanah Rabbah and viewing the Tzelem
  • Righteous souls who died for their spirituality
  • Continuity after death and the trick of our ego
  • Healthy and negative fears
  • No space between the end of Vayigash and start of Vayechi in the Torah: exile and redemption as one process
  • The solution exists before the problem

Lesson Description

Join Eitan as he provides us with the tools to remove fear from our lives at the seed level through the portion of Vayechi which teachs us that not only does the solution exist before the problem arises, but that by understanding that death is an illusion we can eliminate this seed of the fears we encounter from our lives.

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Written 2,000 years ago by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, the Zohar explains all of the secrets of the Bible, the Universe and every aspect of life. The Zohar class is a weekly journey to understand the energy and challenges that will confront us during the week and how we can elevate our consciousness to prevent chaos from occurring in our lives.

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