Tikkun 19 – 10
Before we connect to the supernal for spiritual cleansing, we need to remove the lower level negativity by going through the 7 levels of the Malchut to Chessed.
A woman waits for 7 days of purity on the physical level before going for spiritual cleansing in the Mikveh. As Malchut she connects to her husband, Zeir Anpin to draw the upper light for blessing and continuation of light in the world.
The 7 day wait guarantees that she goes through one Shabbat and touch the energy of Binah. The man should cleanse in the Mikveh before Shabbat for his connection to Binah.
The whole body of a person should be totally under the water to be able to remove the negativity. When under the water it’s like being inside the womb of a mother and this mother is Binah.
The impure system can not exist under the water.
There are different meditations when immersing in the Mikveh. Especially for men they should start with (Numbers 10:32)
“קוּמָה יְהוָה, וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ”
“Rise up, YHVH, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before you.”
The first word has the same letters of Mikveh“מקוה”.
Then from Zechariah 13:2 “וְאֶת-רוּחַ הַטֻּמְאָה, אַעֲבִיר מִן-הָאָרֶץ”
“…and the unclean spirit I will cause to pass out of the land”
These thirteen words have the power to remove the impurity attached us due to active or passive negative actions.
The highest connection between the light and the vessel is achieved on Shavuot.
After 7 weeks, which is 7 times 7, on the 50th day we do a special spiritual cleansing. In the first part we read 24 segments from the bible that are called “decorations of the bride”. This connection brings us to the event of the giving of the Torah and Mount Sinai and the energy of immortality.
To achieve that energy for the whole year, a person should stay awake all through the night and immerse in the Mikveh in the early morning with the consciousness of connecting the light and the vessel, Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the Torah and Israelites, the body and soul.
Sleeping is an experience of 1/60 part of death. If the soul leaves the body to sleep, even for one minute, negativity is attached to it immediately and corrupts the connection to the light of immortality on that special night.
To reach this night there is a process of Counting of the Omer for 49 days.
The Holy Ari said that fulfilling these conditions guarantee a person, protection from all harms for the whole year or until the next Rosh Hashanah.
We repeat this process until we merit the immortality state as described in Isaiah 25:8 “בִּלַּע הַמָּוֶת לָנֶצַח” “He will swallow up death for ever”