The letters ש, ק and ר came to God each of them separately but God told them that because they are part of the word שקר, that means ‘lie’, they are not worthy to start the Torah and Creation.
The other letters came but none was selected. When the letter כ came down from its place at the Keter, כתר, the upper and lower world’s shook.
When the letter ב came with its blessings, everything stabilized and the world could be created.
The Zohar raises the question about why the letter Alef א that is the first of the 22 letters was not chosen to start the Torah and Creation. The answer is that the letter Alef is used to lead the word ‘ארור’, ‘cursed’. Even though the letter Alef has many high level secrets using it would have given the other side a greater power on this world.
The Hebrew letters related to the creation of the world as we see and use the Periodic Table of Elements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table).
The Hebrew letters represent the spiritual energies that animate the entire existence. The Elements in the Periodic Table are the basic elements that construct all materials in existence. We can create with them different forms of matter. We have the ability to create materials for positive or negative use, support life or cause death.
“כִּי הוּא אָמַר וַיֶּהִי; הוּא-צִוָּה, וַיַּעֲמֹד”
“For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.”
This verse reveals the power of words to control existence. It’s not just about making things happen but also about having complete control.
“מָוֶת וְחַיִּים, בְּיַד-לָשׁוֹן; וְאֹהֲבֶיהָ, יֹאכַל פִּרְיָהּ”
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
The words we use command the spiritual forces they represent to activate the will of the one who uses them. To achieve that level we need to be able to connect to the upper and higher spiritual levels.
Fortunately for us, God removed the effectiveness of this power when the people abused this power (Genesis 11, the story the Tower of Babel). The power that we are left with in using words can only affect the consciousness of other people that are more or less on a level similar to us. If they are too high or too low, they may not be affected at all.
Only righteous people with 100% purity of actions and consciousness could activate the true power of the Hebrew letters. With their elevated consciousness they can tap into the root energy of the letters and harness their power to make changes and control the physical realm.