Continued from DZ 1858
“עַל אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה-שָּׁם הָרוּחַ לָלֶכֶת יֵלֵכוּ, שָׁמָּה הָרוּחַ לָלֶכֶת; וְהָאוֹפַנִּים, יִנָּשְׂאוּ לְעֻמָּתָם, כִּי רוּחַ הַחַיָּה, בָּאוֹפַנִּים”
“Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.”
The life force that comes from Chokmah and Binah nourishes all the lower levels.
In the process of manifesting light/force to actual energy in this world there are angels that come from different levels.
שרפים – Serafim are the finest type of angels and from the world of Beriah, Creation
חיות – Living beings/creatures are from the world of Yetzirah, Formation and have a spiritual shape. They provide the angels of the lower level with the force to ‘run’ everything.
אופנים – ‘wheels’, are the angels/forces in the world of Asiah, Action that move everything.
The entire universe exists by the power of the ‘wheels’ they carry the message/will of the Creator and hold the world in constant movement so it won’t ‘collapse’ into a state of Light. Every atom in the universe is ‘forced’ into its specific identity by the ‘wheels’.
“מַשְׁקֶה הָרִים, מֵעֲלִיּוֹתָיו; מִפְּרִי מַעֲשֶׂיךָ, תִּשְׂבַּע הָאָרֶץ”
“He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.”
The verse above acknowledges that the ‘waters’ from above nourish this world.
Our prayers were designed by the Kabbalists to connect us to all spiritual worlds that support all aspects of our lives in this world.
When we make proper spiritual connections, we draw Light into our souls that can ‘command’ the wheels. Righteous Kabbalists that achieve highest level of holiness can use their power of mind over matter to command the wheels to do as they wish.
Rabbi Shimon and the Holy Ari, as well as other great Kabbalists, could transform wheels from one material to another.
Those who achieve this level would never use that ability for selfish reasons.