Tikkun 18 Continue
When a person begins his silent prayer, he stands in front of the supernal gates of prayer. The gate keepers announce “Master of the Universe, the owners of the arms are knocking on the opening.”
The arms represent the right and left columns, Chessed and Gevurah that with the prayer we bring them together as one to make the central column and draw the Light down.
The action below activates the connection between the left and right of Chokmah and Binah to create the Sefira of Daat to transfer the Light from the top three to the lower levels.
The Tefilin is a tool that helps us achieve that with the two units of head and arm.
The prayer shawl, Talit, is to dress the spiritual connection of Chokmah and Binah and allow Daat to channel the Light.
After The Flood, God made a covenant with Noah and connected him to the supernal levels. Noah planted a vineyard, which is the aspect of Malchut to connect to God’s covenant. His son, Ham, saw his father’s connection and because he didn’t earn the light for it, he drew negativity to his line. His father revealed the situation when he stated that the son of Ham is cursed and will be slave to his brothers.
Shem and Japheth understood the situation and with two arms and as one shoulder they covered their father with the garment of their father.
Shem represented the right column and received the blessing of “ברוך יהוה” “Blessed be YHVH…” from his father. Japheth represented the left column and received a share of Shem’s blessings.
When we bring the two arms together with our prayers we unify Chessed and Gevurah into one channel. That is why at the beginning of all silent connections we mention Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
All seeds must be concealed and in silence to give them opportunity to connect to the higher levels to draw the energy of life and continuation.