The qualities of all the Levites encompass our highest thoughts, feelings, emotions, and passions in the service of the most tangible manifestation of the Creator in His Creation: His Love. In the full awareness of Love we can direct and guide every single expression of our consciousness in His ways and attributes in order to accomplish the mission that He commands us: to make this world a place for Him to dwell in us.
"Rav Huna in the name of Rav Ami said: 'why do they call the Holy One blessed be God "the Place"? Because He is the place of the world and the world is not His place'.
This home -- His Love -- is The Place that is concealed in our consciousness and we must discover it, reveal it, and be aware of it while we live in this world. In this awareness we can understand His blessings to Israel through the priests of the tribe of Levi.
Let's understand these blessings as the place where we regain our true Essence and identity. Blessing bestows goodness, and being blessed by the goodness that God's Love is how we realize that His Love is our life, consequently Love guards us constantly as long as we are alive.
In the process of expanding His Light around us, His goodness also blesses our environment dissolving darkness and negativity, and reflects the Light back to us clearing our way thus favoring our deeds and endeavors in everything we are and do.
These blessings are effectively bestowed only through the highest awareness of our connection to God's Love, represented by the priests of the Tribe of Levi whose mission is to guide the People of Israel under the Torah that rests in the Ark of the Tabernacle.
In the narrative of this parshah the priestly blessings are juxtaposed to other Commandments against transgressions that separate us from the Oneness with the Creator.
As we have mentioned frequently (see our commentary on parshah Metzorah in this blog), darkness represents death as the opposite of Light representing Love as the Essence of life. With the choice to "live" in the darkness and lifelessness of ego's materialistic illusions we reject Love as the true sustenance of life.
The connection with the Creator is our marriage with His Love, the source of our life. Loyalty and faithfulness to His ways and attributes are essential to the completeness and wholeness we yearn for while we live in the world, and in this context we must understand this passage.