Tazria-Metzorah: The Spiritual Effects of Negative Speech

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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Tazria-Metzorah: The Spiritual Effects of Negative Speech

Published: December 10, 2013
Originally recorded: April 12, 2010

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Lesson Highlights

  • The blessing of leprosy 
  • The negativity caused by Evil Tongue (lashon hara)
  • The structure of the soul and the origin of speech and thoughts
  • Speaking out of the Desire for the Self Alone
  • Not speaking up when we should
  • Proactive criticism and welcoming others’ criticism
  • Three types of leprosy (skin, clothing, and house) pertain to the power of words
  • Surrounding Light is the force that drives us to change
  • Seeing the consequences of our negative actions so that we might change is a merit
  • Fear of growth and change
  • Cleansing through humiliation and welcoming challenges
  • Adam’s skin was nail enamel and this enamel connects to Surrounding Light
  • Effecting Surrounding Light (our motivation) with our words

Lesson Description

Join Eitan as he explores the effects of negative speech as represented by leprosy in this week's combined portion of Tazria-Metzorah.  Within this portion, we learn the power of Surrounding Light and receive the energy to overcome our fear of change and the strength to welcome challenges. 

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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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