“וְהָאָרֶץ הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ וְחֹשֶׁךְ עַל פְּנֵי תְהוֹם וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים מְרַחֶפֶת עַל פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם.”
“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”
Before “And the earth was without form and void” it was snow mixed inside the water. The polluted elements removed by the force of the snow in the water. Strong fire hit the water and removed the waste and the Tohu, ‘form’ was created.
Bohu, ‘void’ was separated from the waste that was a place for darkness, the is the secret of the strong fire. This darkness covered the Tohu and became part of it.
‘and the Spirit of God (ELHYM)’ is the holy spirit that came out from a living God into Tohu. The Light became water then the water turn to snow then the fire turned the snow to waste that the process made it Tohu. After the spirit, the wind moved over the water, a pure force was refined from the waste of Tohu.
When Tohu was refined and purified, a wind came out with a strength that can tear mountains and shatter rocks. It was like the wind that Elijah the prophet saw (1 Kings 19:11). After the wind was a strong quake that refined the darkness and includes fire in it. Then the wind was refined and included still small voice.
Tohu is the secret of the strong wind.
Bohu is the secret of the strong quake.
Darkness is the secret of Fire.
The wind is the secret of the still small voice.
Rabbi Ashlag brings a long explanation that reveals the deeper secrets of the Creation process and the first Tzimtzum.
I will go deeper into these subjects in the course about the Tree of Life that we will start soon.