We learned that one should connect Malchut with two arms that are the Right for Chessed and Left for Gevurah. Then connect them to the body that is the aspect of Central column, Tiferet, Zeir Anpin.
In order to make proper unification we are not allowed to replace sides. It means that we start with acts of Chessed, unselfish expressions. The Holy Ari tells us to start our prayers by expressing our wish to unify upper יה and lower וה, together with all Israelites. We also accept on ourselves to fulfill the precept of ‘Love your fellow man as yourself’ (Leviticus 19:18) and love each one of them as we love ourselves.
The Left side should represent our desires to draw the Light for purposes that are beyond our personal needs. That is why our prayers as the sages arranged them are always in plural forms and cover all aspects of our lives.
Only at the end of our prayers we can inject our personal wish, asking to stay connected to YHVH and have his protection.
Rabbi Shimon says that when we make proper unification, God is pleased and praise us, saying; (Isaiah 49:3)
“וַיֹּאמֶר לִי עַבְדִּי אָתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר בְּךָ אֶתְפָּאָר”
“He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory.”
“לְדָוִד אֵלֶיךָ יְהוָה, נַפְשִׁי אֶשָּׂא.”
“אֱלֹהַי–בְּךָ בָטַחְתִּי, אַל-אֵבוֹשָׁה אַל-יַעַלְצוּ אוֹיְבַי לִי”
“A Psalm of David. To You, O YHVH, I lift up my soul”
“O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me”
Rabbi Shimon asks about why King David chose to arrange the verses according to the order of the Hebrew letters but he skipped the letter Vav ו . This letter represents Zeir Anpin and the reason for it missing is significant. We will study it in the next study of Bamidbar.