Tikkun 19 – 5
When we prepare for Shabbat and elevate it with our consciousness and actions, we are opt to receive more from its light.
Song of Songs 5:2 “פִּתְחִי-לִי אֲחֹתִי רַעְיָתִי יוֹנָתִי תַמָּתִי–שֶׁרֹּאשִׁי נִמְלָא-טָל, קְוֻצּוֹתַי רְסִיסֵי לָיְלָה.”
“…Open for me, my sister, my wife, my dove, my flawless one my head is filled with dew, my hair with the drops of the night”
The Zohar quotes this verse to show the desire of Zeir Anpin to connect to Malchut and deliver the light.
Our work fills our spiritual vessel with the light in the level of Zeir Anpin and on Shabbat it has the opportunity to connect to Malchut and transfer the light. We need to be ready with purity and rest to be able to receive that light at a higher state. The stronger the connection, the more blessings this light can bring in.
The unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut is done on the holy level of Binah. Binah is a female aspect and it represents the desire of the Creator to bring the light to Malchut. A man and a woman’s connection on Friday night opens the gate for the light of Binah to fill the unification with blessings.
The verse above describes the light knocking on the door of his beloved one using 4 terms of endearment “אֲחֹתִי רַעְיָתִי יוֹנָתִי תַמָּתִי” . The first letter of each ארית sums up to 611, which is the same as Torah תורה, which is Zeir Anpin. This is to tell us that all connection should be following the guide of the Torah.
Friday night is also the best time for the father (as Zeir Anpin) to bless his children.