Daily Zohar # 3171 – Beresheet – The first light in the created world
The first Tzimtzum created ‘empty space’ in the shape of a sphere, filled with darkness. The Light of the Endless penetrate the sphere in a point that we call ‘Keter’, This point is the Letter י Yod that spread the light of the Endless into the space all the way down but not touching the other side of the sphere. If the light of the Endless were to connect to the other side of the sphere, the Endless would flood the empty space and cancel it.
The descent of the Yod into the space formed the Nikud of Cholam, Shuruk, and Chirik. Cholam is a dot (Yod) over the Vav that represents the first line of light that entered the empty space. Shuruk is the dot in the middle of the Vav and Chirik it the dot below the Vav.
The first spread of Light revealed seven letters in the most purified form, but not yet revealed. Another seven letters came out in the same state. A layer of heaven came out and separated between the two groups of letters. From it came out eight letters and the twenty-two letters became revealed in this heaven. That revelation made the Torah became law and shined its light through the 22 letters.
Follow the study of the Tree of Life to understand this stage of creation in more detail.