“לְכוּ-חֲזוּ, מִפְעֲלוֹת יְהוָה– אֲשֶׁר-שָׂם שַׁמּוֹת בָּאָרֶץ”
“Come, behold the works of YHVH, how he has brought desolations (שַׁמּוֹת) on the earth.”
According to the Zohar we should read the word שַׁמּוֹת as שֶׁמוֹת. Same letters with different meaning.
The Zohar reveals to us that the visions and prophecies come to people according to the actions of God. When we see and understand the names of all that is in existence then we can see the work of God.
In Genesis 2:19 we read the power given to us to speak and name everything around us.
“וַיִּצֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים מִן-הָאֲדָמָה, כָּל-חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה וְאֵת כָּל-עוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, וַיָּבֵא אֶל-הָאָדָם, לִרְאוֹת מַה-יִּקְרָא-לוֹ; וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יִקְרָא-לוֹ הָאָדָם נֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה, הוּא שְׁמוֹ”
“Now out of the ground YHVH God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.”
Words are spiritual building blocks that manifest in this world. As we learn from this verse, God gave Adam and all of us the power to speak and form words to build our own world. The Book of Formations calls the Hebrew letters אבנים, ‘stones’ and words are called תיבות, ‘Boxes, chests’. Every letter is a building block and every word is a vessel that carries specific Light and energy.
Everything in existence has a name that defines its essence. Kabbalah uses the numerical value of each letter and word to reveal and explain its inner force.
In Genesis 1:26 we read “וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ: זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, בָּרָא אֹתָם” “”And God created man in his own image….” and in the next chapter (2:7) we read “וַיִּיצֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם, עָפָר מִן-הָאֲדָמָה, וַיִּפַּח בְּאַפָּיו, נִשְׁמַת חַיִּים; וַיְהִי הָאָדָם, לְנֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה.”
“then YHVH God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
In the first time, God ‘created’ man on the spiritual level with all of its potential, man and woman together. The second time God ‘formed’ man from the dust of the earth.
We understand that the spiritual force must exist before the action on the lower and material level.
The spiritual energy of the Hebrew letters existed even before the world was crated. We have the power to put them together and ‘form’ new energies.
Your name is who you are. The word that you are use in your life determines the world around you as well as your future because the energy you bring out to the world will manifest eventually.