Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #298 – A kissing lesson
Tikkun 21 – 39
The Zohar here describes the connection between the queen, Malchut, and the King, Zeir Anpin.
The Queen is ‘walking’ (action in Malchut) with her legs Netzach and Hod, which gives access to the right and the left columns to support the body in order to connect with the King. They support the central column,Tiferet, the torso. When she is closer she reaches with a ‘hug’ of two hands, which are Chessed and Gevurah. Then when they reach the same level, he kisses her in the mouth.
That connects the Queen with the King and a flow of energy is made.
That is the deeper meaning of the verse Numbers 12:8 “פֶּה אֶל-פֶּה אֲדַבֶּר-בּוֹ, וּמַרְאֶה וְלֹא בְחִידֹת, וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה, יַבִּיט; וּמַדּוּעַ לֹא יְרֵאתֶם, לְדַבֵּר בְּעַבְדִּי בְמֹשֶׁה.”
“Mouth toward mouth I will speak IN him…”. In this verse God tells the people that Moses is on the highest level of connection with him.
Touching lips together is called “נשיקה”, meaning a kiss. The same root משיק is used to describe the point where a straight line touches a point on the circle without cutting through it. Also, we use the same word to describe the methods of conveying a new ship from building site (the line) to the water (the circle).
When we ascend from the level of Malchut to the upper levels, we are in the aspect of line and when we touch the circle we connect to the light and become part of it at the point of connection.
When the mouth is closed it forms the shape of a line. When it is opened it is shaped like a circle. We should use the words that give us the ability to “kiss” the light and draw from its energy.
A kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a point of joining energies.