The Book of Zohar is the key to the Segula (miraculous remedy). Any person who wants something can get it. It’s not important what exactly he wants. The desire of the person is always influential. This is because we are in the force field of a desire, and this power is influential. The stronger the desire, the more influential it is; the weaker the desire, the less influential it is.
But besides this, these desires are arranged according to a hierarchical ladder, on various levels. On every level, a stronger desire swallows a weaker desire. But qualitatively, the desires are found on various levels, and a desire on a higher level, even if it’s weak, will win over a strong desire from a lower level. This means that quality is more important than quantity, than strength.
Besides this, there is the idea of a direct desire and its opposite. It is written: (Pirkei Avot 2:4) “Make your desire like His desire.” This means that if I want The Book of Zohar to influence me in a good, direct way, I need to make my desires identical to His, meaning to reach such a state where I truly want to bestow, to give. Then this Segula that is concealed in The Book of Zohar will influence me directly: He has what I am asking for and He gives it to me.
As long as I ask to get something from the Creator—“I want this, and this and this! Give it to me! Give it to me! Give!”—then this doesn’t exist in spirituality, and then the upper Light will influence me in the opposite way. In other words, He will bring me a little more darkness and then I will gradually get wiser, and with the passing of a number of years of development, I will feel that this is not the way and will begin to be changed. As long as an inner revolution has not taken place in us where we want what the upper Light wants, we will not get the right and direct help from Him.
So when we are before The Book of Zohar, it’s worthwhile for us to understand that thousands of people have tried to get all kinds of miraculous remedies from this Book and haven’t gotten anything, and only a few have known what to ask from this Book because they have expected to get the power of bestowal, the characteristic of bestowal, from it and own it.
Everything depends on how to ask and what to ask. If we ask for the characteristic of bestowal, and everyone together, then we have adapted ourselves precisely to this miraculous remedy in the best way, and then it works on us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/28/14, Writings of Rabash