Daily Zohar # 2131 – Behar – Far from her husband
The sages established prayers to replace the offering of sacrifices made in the Holy Temple for the spiritual unification that we need to draw Light to the world. The prayers connect our soul levels of Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshama to the Light that nourishes them. They are spiritual levels and connect us to the Holy One and the Shechinah as parts of the body.
The thrones, which are spiritual points where Light is revealed, and the angels are external to the Holy One and the Shechina and don’t require sacrifices.
From the Shabbat prayer of Musaf that comes after the Torah reading:
“May it be your will, YHVH our God and God of our fathers, to lead us in joy to our land, and to plant us within our borders, where we will prepare unto you, the offerings that are obligatory for us, according to your commandments…”
In our prayers we ask to return to the Holy Temple and bring sacrifices so we can have the unification with the Light as we used to, with the Shechina in complete unification with the Holy One Blessed be He.
In the original/ultimate state of Creation, The Holy One and the Shechinah were as one in the world of Atzilut (Emanation). Because of the sins and the disconnection from the source, the Shechina became external to the Holy and went down to the lower worlds of Beriah (Creation) and Yetzirah (Formation).
Because the Shechina is out of Atzilut, she is revealed in the worlds below in the throne and angels in the aspect of Neshama to the body.