G-d tells Moshe to come to see Paro. It is a spiritual confrontation as mentioned previously. It is also a transformation from the level of Elokim to Hashem.
Whereas Paro is well acquainted with Elokim he knows nothing of this Hashem that Moshe wants to go worship at His holy mountain.
It is the meeting of one who transcends nature; Moshe and Hashem and someone who can only comprehend the physical, Elokim in its aspect of nature. Paro refuses to see the unity of one inside the other Hashem inside of Elokim
For (as the) sun and (its) shield are Ha’va’ya (and) Elokim”
Materiality is dense not allowing in the light. Hashem hardening Paro’s heart speaks to this density further restricting Paro’s ability to let Israel go and also reveal his own redemption. By restricting Paro’s view it is as though it is being compressed to the point where absent the light only decay and ultimately death may ensue.
The only way out of this dilemma is solved by Israel who is directed to put the lamb’s blood on the lintel symbolic of that transformation of relying upon Hashem for everything. It is the blood that is the transport of all that is good within us. If the blood flow is restricted or stopped decay and death results.
What Hashem is asking Moshe is to bring this aspect of Hashem before Paro in order that the power assumed by Paro may be shattered unifying the forces of Elokim and Hashem as a prerequisite to their ultimate revelation at Mount Sinai.
How does all of this work on a personal level? What are those forces that parallel Elokim and Hashem and indeed Paro within?
From the time we are born we are continuously encountering the Infinite. As we grow into our bodies the influences we are in contact with are more akin to Elokim as we learn what not to touch, what actions are actions are right or wrong. The very act of appearing in a body itself is an exercise in restriction.
Through our life experiences and Torah study we come into the knowledge of the above and below. Our natural based knowledge of without becomes internalized, as our very thoughts become the playing field for awakening our awareness. As this happens our consciousness becomes infused with now the awakening of Hashem that which cannot be seen and yet still exerts its influence in miraculous ways.
Things happen to us that are otherwise a mystery and yet we have a sense that something else is going on. This is the experience of our connection within to Hashem. Now this experience is not complete until it is integrated with that experience of Elokim through the agency of the Shechinah acting as the link of feeling between body and soul, between inner and outer awareness and between above and below.
What is going on here is however, taking place within as one thing. These various aspects only serve to provide a map of awareness as a reference point at any point in your journey both in this world and the world to come.
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