Zohar Lech Lecha
After midnight, when the Light of the upper three sefirot is revealed, the Light of Chassadim of the Right column begins to appear. At the same time, the Left column awakens and touches the ‘wings’ of the angel Gabriel גבריאל. The rooster, גבר, makes his sound on the lower levels and wakes up the people to their study.
Song of Songs 8:13
“ הַיּוֹשֶׁבֶת בַּגַּנִּים, חֲבֵרִים מַקְשִׁיבִים לְקוֹלֵךְ–הַשְׁמִיעִנִי”
“O you who dwell in the garden,
with companions listening for your voice;
let me hear it.”
The Holy One Bless be He and the righteous souls in heavens listen to the study of the righteous people below. They support the flow of Light to Zeir Anpin and the Central column.
The unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut through the study of the people below draw new life energy that sustains the world.
Rabbi Ashlag has a long commentary on this section describing the process that created the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin. To understand it we need to have some knowledge of the study of the Ten Luminous Emanation.
In a few words, during the process of Creation Binah went down to Malchut with all of its Light. Then went back up leaving empty vessel. For that reason the letters of Binah and Malchut use the same letter, H ה. On the way back up Binah’s Light created the vessels of Zeir Anpin. This process was made so the Light of Binah could go down to Malchut according to the work of the people in Malchut.
The righteous people who study the inner ways of the Torah draw the Light of Binah and form the central column, Zeir Anpin, that sustains the entire world.
Everyone of us should make efforts at least once a week to wake up after midnight or anytime before dawn to study/scan Zohar. It’s easy to do even while in bed. A quick jump out of bed to wash hands and face, then back to bed with the smart phone or iPad and access the daily study of the Daily Zohar or go to the Unity Zohar to scan/read Zohar in unity with others around the world.