“For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” (Leviticus 17:11)
The soul connects itself to the blood of a person. The flesh draws its life from the blood. If the soul is hurt by a person committing avaros, sins then the blood has impurities and the body becomes inflicted by the lack of pure flowing blood. Therefore, we must seek a spiritual healer, Tzaddik, who can give us a remedy for our neshamos if we cannot find our own way to a healthy soul and body.
“Restore the soul”. (Psalms 19:8)
When a person sins hey become ill physically due to the loneliness they feel from their soul being distant from them. Why would the soul want to be close to someone who isn’t being holy? You restore the soul through the body performing more mitzvos.
“I am Hashem, your Healer”. (Exodus 1:26)
You hear many people complaining they can’t find a good doctor. Hashem is the only doctor; medical professionals are simply his agents.
“A happy heart is good for healing.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Why it is that joy is such a connecting part of the healing process? It is because the joy of the soul is what helps reconnect the body and soul as one. A person is sick because the body and soul are not together but separate from one another.
“Through my flesh, I see Hashem.” (Job )
Sometimes it’s only through the imprisonment of being ill that one finds the pureness of finding Hashem. If so, why should we complain?
“There heart will understand and they will repent and be healed.”(Isaiah 6:10)
First a person must understand the gravity of their sins and find a solution to prevent it from happening again. Only then can they repent with full heart and healing will naturally follow thereafter.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” (Leviticus
When a person says a bracha with kavanah, the blood comes to purifies the limbs of the body and sustain them.
“The straight of heart have joy” (Psalms 97:11)
When a person is healthy, they are easily aroused to be joyous. This is because their heart is balanced. When someone is ill, sadness comes easily because their heart is not straight in its complete devotion to Hashem.
“Behold, your father is ill. Yisrael [Yaakov] strengthened himself and sat upon the bed.” (Genesis 48:1-2)
If Yaakov was
It is a tree of life for those who hold onto it.”(Proverbs 3:18)
A person, who holds on tightly to the Torah taking it with him wherever he goes, will find it to be a lifeline giving him inhuman strength.
“Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26)
Hashem created us in His image but when we sin, we no longer have this image engraved on us. When we act like royalty, being refined in our actions refraining from sin, the image of Hashem will rest upon us. Should the image of Hashem not be with us, confusion and illness runs ramped.
“Their shadow has departed.” (Numbers 14:9)
For everything physical, there is a counterpart spiritually. It is like a shadow as when the physical object moves, the shadow follows it. The only time it departs is when the spiritual counterpart is no longer in need. Can you imagine the senselessness of some who might block their own shadow making the soul feel unwanted?
“Good news fattens.” (Proverbs 15:30)
Good news can heal a person quicker then any medication.
“Above all, guard your heart, for from it are the outpourings of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
When a person’s heart is pure seeking only to do the will of Hashem, an outpouring of life will stem from him affecting many people. When the heart is properly guarded, healing descends to all limbs and sinews.
“For they will add to you length of days, years of life, and peace.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)
Unlike a physical remedy which may give a partial healing, the study of Torah is a complete remedy leaving no place unturned.
“Fear of Hashem adds length of life.” (Proverbs 10:27)
Having fear of Hashem lengthens ones life in that a person can accomplish twice as much with the same effort. This is because true strength comes from being connected to Hashem.
“A mans spirit strengthens”. (Proverbs 18:14)
People always look to cure the body when truly it is the soul of a person that strengthens them. Therefore, we should look more towards finding a remedy for the soul when we are physically ill then looking for a remedy for ones body.
“I’ve woken up, and I’m still with You”. (Psalms 139:18)
Sometimes it takes having an illness in order for a person to wake up and return to Hashem.
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“Hashem will sustain him on his sick-bed”. (Psalms 41:4)
“To know that I am Hashem Who sanctifies you”. (Exodus 31:13)
“Walk before Me and be perfect.” (Genesis 17:1)
“If you listen to the voice of Hashem your Hashem, and do what is right in His eyes, and listen to His commandments, and observe all His decrees – all the diseases that I put upon Egypt, I shall not put upon you; for I, Hashem, am your doctor.” (Exodus 15:26)
“It [fear of Hashem] is healing.”(Proverbs 3:8)