by Rabbi Nati @ Mystical Paths
“Then Yaakov sent angels ahead of him to Esav his brother to the land of Seir, the field of Edom”.
This encounter was on ... the eternal days of atonement “for days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days of the great war between Yaakov and Esav.”
The holy Zohar tells us that the angel of Esav comes every year to accuse Yaakov in this eternal court case on Rosh Hashanah. He accuses of not being brotherly. And Yaakov is an aspect of all of Am Yisrael. Esav provokes the ‘Midat of Din’ against us. For on the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Yisrael involved in the great war against Amalek and it is only by the strength of the Tzaddik Ha Emes who is an aspect Moshe Rabbenu that we can win this war.
Because, the main aspect of T’Shuvah is in overcoming the ‘mida of Esav’ which is arrogance. And the main T’Shuvah is emulating the mida of humility which is an aspect of Moshe our teacher.
The sages teach us that it is only Esav who can destroy us. i.e. his mida - that of arrogance, it is the most destructive of all forces and is the root to all sins. Moshe was the complete opposite of Esav. Esav ha Rasha and Moshe ha tzaddik. HaShem says that “He and the arrogant can not exist in the same world”, thus HaShem leaves. Oy!
Prayer is an aspect of T’Shuvah as it takes a breaking of one’s will to be able to pray. And it is only through prayer and the breaking of one’s will that we are able to draw closer to HaShem.
There exists in the world today a insanity which is produced by arrogance. For it is impossible to be arrogant and not be insane. The arrogant one say’s I, will do it! It leaves out any possibility of Hashem doing it. It is as if we are saying HaShem move over I’m sitting down on Your Throne and running my world leave me alone. OY! Gevalt!!
And this very act is Heresy… Idol worship at it’s best “I AM NOW G’D, What a terrible situation to find ourselves in, separated from our source from our blessing, our life force. OY!!! It is most unfortunate that the majority of the world today suffers from this heresy induced insanity.
Most today live in a Heresy induced dream world of thinking we are in control sole rules of ‘our’ worlds. What a lie, it is none other than the serpent himself who puts this vain thought into.
BUT THERE IS HOPE!
There is a cure for H.I.I. - Heresy Induced Insanity which is a symptom of E.D.S. - Emunah Deficiency Syndrome. It is humbling ourselves and opening up our mouths and crying out to HaShem. This is exactly what our souls need to over come EDS and avoid HII. Only by prayer can we draw close to HaShem which in Turn defeats Esav and his evil middot.
On the very day that we over come our Arrogance we will have the Geula and the restoration of the Beis HaMikdash. When we can be Yisrael!
What are we waiting for?
Hashem said “Return to me and I will return to you”. What do we have to lose except for our Esaviness?