Zohar Ha’azinu – Idra Zuta
“אֱמֹר לַחָכְמָה אֲחֹתִי אָתְּ וּמֹדָע לַבִּינָה תִקְרָא.”
“Say to wisdom (Chokmah), “You are my sister,” And call understanding (Binah) your nearest kin,”
There are two levels of Chokmah. The supernal Chokmah is Father and Mother, and the lower Chokmah that is Malchut, female, is called ‘small Chokmah’ when in comparison to the supernal one. For that, it says
“אָחוֹת לָנוּ קְטַנָּה וְשָׁדַיִם אֵין לָהּ מַה נַּעֲשֶׂה לַאֲחֹתֵנוּ בַּיּוֹם שֶׁיְּדֻבַּר בָּהּ.”
“We have a little sister, And she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister On the day when she is spoken for?”
The lower Chokmah is small because she is in exile and doesn’t have breasts that are connected to Light for nourishing Israel. Even though she is small in exile, she can receive from all the Sefirot and complete herself.
When Israel is connected in their land they get full with Light and can nurse all is says
“אֲנִי חוֹמָה וְשָׁדַי כַּמִּגְדָּלוֹת אָז הָיִיתִי בְעֵינָיו כְּמוֹצְאֵת שָׁלוֹם.”
“I am a wall, And my breasts like towers; Then I became in his eyes As one who found peace.”
‘Like towers’ implies the big rivers that come out from the supernal Mother, Binah.
The male who is Zeir Anpin inherits from Father and Mother that is Chokmah and Binah. Chokmah spreads into Chessed on the Right, and Binah to Gevurah on the Left. The colors white on the Right and Red on the Left join in the Center, Tiferet. Then the entire body is fully connected and becomes a big, strong, and beautiful tree. The animals of the field that represent the armies of the world of B’riah, would be under it. In its branches, the birds of the heavens that represent the world of Yetzirah would dwell. The Tree, Z”A, has nourishments for all. From the Right arm come life and Chessed, and from the Left, death, and Gevurah. His belly, which is his inner is connected to Da’at and fills all corridors and chambers that are Netzach, Hod, Yessod, and Chessed, Gevurah, and Tiferet as it says ;
“וּבְדַעַת חֲדָרִים יִמָּלְאוּ כָּל הוֹן יָקָר וְנָעִים.”
“By knowledge (Da’at) the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.”
This Zohar describes the flow of Light from the surrounding light (Chaya) into Zeir Anpin of the world of Atzilut.
Surrounding Light is always higher than inner Light because the vessel always has limited capacity. The inner light of Zeir Anpin receives the Light from Da’at to fill the body and activate it to continue spreading the light to the lower worlds.
Each one of us has the aspect of Zeir Anpin and by our studies and spiritual connections, we draw from the surrounding light and are able to do more in life.
Sharing is a very important action to open the vessel and receive more from the surrounding light that is on a higher level.