100. וְהָרוּ”חַ הַזּוֹ [וְנֶפֶ”שׁ וּנְשָׁמָ”ה וּנְשָׁמָ”ה לַנְּשָׁמָה כַּאֲשֶׁר], כְּשֶׁיּוֹצֵאת מִן הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְנִפְרֶדֶת מִן הַנֶּפֶשׁ [נִפְרָדִים י”ה מִסְתַּלֵּק לְגַן עֵדֶן בַּשָּׁמַיִם הָעֶלְיוֹנִים, וּמִתְלַבֵּשׁ בִּדְמוּת עֶלְיוֹנָה מְרֻקֶּמֶת מִכָּל הַגְּוָנִים] נִכְנָס לְגַן הָעֵדֶן שֶׁבָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה [הַתַּחְתּוֹן], וּמִתְלַבֵּשׁ שָׁם בְּתוֹךְ הָאֲוִיר שֶׁל הַגָּן כְּמוֹ שֶׁמִּתְלַבְּשִׁים הַמַּלְאָכִים הָעֶלְיוֹנִים כְּשֶׁיּוֹרְדִים לָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהֵם מֵאוֹתָהּ הָרוּחַ הָיוּ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (תהלים קד) עֹשֶׂה מַלְאָכָיו רוּחוֹת וגו’.
Zohar Lech Lecha
Continued from previous study DZ 3185
The Light of Ruach continues life and sustains the level of Nefesh in this world. The Ruach is the middle level between Nefesh and Neshama. When the female of Atzilut aroused to the male of Atzilut, their unification draws the Light of Ruach from the male to the female.
This secret is revealed in Ecclesiastes 12:7
“וְיָשֹׁב הֶעָפָר עַל הָאָרֶץ כְּשֶׁהָיָה וְהָרוּחַ תָּשׁוּב אֶל הָאֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר נְתָנָהּ.”
“Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit(Ruach) will return to God (Elohim) who gave it.”
After the soul is separated from the body, the Ruach returns to Elohim, which is the aspect of Left, female. The Ruach is drawn from YHVH, the Right, Zeir Anpin. Because the desire of the female drew Ruach from the male, she is considered as the root for it and after death, the Ruach returns to her.
After death, the Ruach is separated from the soul level of Nefesh that stays hovering over the tomb. The Ruach enters the Garden of Eden and dressed in its air. When the supernal angels come down to this world, they are dressed with this air, as it is written;
“עֹשֶׂה מַלְאָכָיו רוּחוֹת מְשָׁרְתָיו אֵשׁ לֹהֵט.”
“Who makes His angels spirits (Ruach), His ministers a flame of fire.”
A unification between male and female starts at the highest spiritual levels. The energy that is drawn into their unification comes from the level of Ruach. The man needs to meditate about transferring the Light of Ruach to the woman. She would receive it by preparing her vessel for that, and increase the desire for unification. Also, understanding that Ruach brings about great blessings into their lives.
Unmarried men and women can draw the Level of Ruach with their desire for the Light of YHVH, doing positive actions, Tzedakah, studies, and prayers.