Daily Zohar # 3743 – Beresheet – Five firmaments
God made the separation of the waters on the second day. The אל EL of אלהים ELHYM is on the Right and הים HYM is on the Left. On the third day, the two sides joined into one name, אלהים ELHYM. On the third day, the middle line, Zeir Anpin, and the letter ו Vav connected the upper ה H of Binah and the lower ה H of Malchut. As a connector and unifier, Zeir Anpin benefits from the upper waters, Binah, when channeling it to the lower waters, Malchut.
The word ‘firmament’ appears five times on the second day. ‘חי העולמים’ ‘Life of the worlds,’ that is Yessod of Zeir Anpin, moves between the levels and provides them with Light.
Yessod inherits from Binah the light of the five sefirot, Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, and Hod. Each sefira has its own ten sefirot and a firmament illuminated by the middle line that unifies them into one and enables their light to shine. The Tree of Life, Zeir Anpin, is attached to the five firmaments to bring fruition to the world. The sefirot of Binah are in the secret of hundreds, and for that, the five firmaments are considered 500 years.
This gives Zeir Anpin a connection to the energy from Binah and nourishes the lower levels, bringing new Lifeforce and new souls to the worlds. Zeir Anpin receives from Binah with the aspect of upper and lower waters. When he continues the Light and souls to the world, they are also divided into upper and lower water.
God created the aspect of time in this world so life can go only in one direction. Many years in this world are like a blink of an eye on the spiritual levels.
“כִּי אֶלֶף שָׁנִים בְּעֵינֶיךָ כְּיוֹם אֶתְמוֹל כִּי יַעֲבֹר וְאַשְׁמוּרָה בַלָּיְלָה.”
“For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.”