Tikkun 21– 79
Genesis 1:5 first part of the verse say “וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם, וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה”
“and God called the Light, Day and for the darkness he called Night”
When judgment transforms into mercy it is considered as the moment of creation. The lights come to their proper vessel.
The Light is the day, right column whereas Night is darkness, left column, and vessel without light.
Rabbi Brandwein in his commentary explains that Adam sinned when he mated with Eve on Friday just before the time of Shabbat. Their connection drew light into the vessel that wasn’t ready for it. If they were to wait six more hours then they could’ve enjoyed the full revelation of the light.
The Zohar says that in the final redemption, when light comes to the vessel, judgments will be transformed into mercy because the light will fill their intended vessels.
In the second part of verse 1:5 we read “וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָד”
“And there was evening and there was morning, One day”
When the left and the right join in unity, there is oneness אֶחָד, which represent the love of the Creator expressed with the unity.
Adam and Eve were supposed to make the first proper connection and enjoy the light forever.
Since they failed we need to work, bring the light and create continuation in the world.
Men and women come together for intimate connection to draw and transfer light; the meditation should be of continuing the light that was available to Adam and Eve on the first Friday night, which is Shabbat, of creation.
The act of sex is treated almost like a sin in most cultures. It is done briefly on a physical level like avoiding the sin.
The unification of man and woman is the process of drawing light to create life. Without it, life will cease to exist on earth. It connects us to the first sin and to the first precept.
Life and light begin with this act. It is the responsibility of a man to bring light to the vessel when the vessel is ready or desire it and be part of the correction of the world.
Exodus 21:10 “אִם-אַחֶרֶת, יִקַּח-לוֹ–שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ, לֹא יִגְרָע”
“If he takes to himself another wife, he must not deprive her food, her clothing, and her conjugal rights”
The woman’s meditation should start as Binah, being above the man, Zeir Anpin, to initiate and ‘push’ the desire in him to draw the supernal light to Malchut.
When the desire is aroused in the man, the woman transforms herself from H הּ Binah to הּ H Malchut, from spreading light of Binah to receiving it as Malchut.
In the process of creation of the worlds, Malchut was elevated to Binah to receive the light and on the way down back to Malchut, the light built the channel of Zeir Anpin. Malchut received the same shape of Binah but without the light.
After Malchut is down, the man, Zeir Anpin, should activate and build the desire of the vessel to receive the light that was originally with her in Binah. The whole body of the vessel should be completely involved to draw the maximum light. The man as a conduit of the light should not focus only on channeling the light, but also to fill the vessel with it. When the vessel is well prepared then the light can come down from Binah to fill it without any lacks. Lacks can turn into judgments.
At the peak point of the connection, the light is transferred and it creates vibrations in the vessel.
The man should let the light flow until his channel completes the transfer and retracts by itself. The man and woman stay close to each other until the waters are calm again.
To achieve a higher level connection of light and vessel, the focus should be on the meditation. The physical pleasure then becomes more intense because it all starts higher on the spiritual level.
The experiences of oneness אֶחָד, should be maintained after the connection as long as possible.
Genesis 2:24 “עַל-כֵּן, יַעֲזָב-אִישׁ, אֶת-אָבִיו, וְאֶת-אִמּוֹ; וְדָבַק בְּאִשְׁתּוֹ, וְהָיוּ לְבָשָׂר אֶחָד”
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.”
The unity and oneness of man and woman, right and left, light and vessel bring balance and manifest in blessings.