Daily Zohar # 3750 – Beresheet – Raise your smoke straight up from all directions
“fruit trees making fruit” (Genesis 1:11) represent two levels, male and female. ‘Making fruit’ is Yessod of Zeir Anpin, who is male. Fruit trees are the female, Nukva of Zeir Anpin. The fruit that the Nukva delivers comes from the light that the male gives her. That is why the male is called ‘making fruits.’
The verse didn’t say ‘a tree of fruit’ or just ‘A tree yielding fruit’ but mentioned twice ‘fruit’ to tell us that the Nukva has her own force. She can have Cherubs and Pillars that are intended for the service of men. Pillars refers to the pillars of smoke rising from the sacrifices burnt on the altar as it is written;
“מִי זֹאת עֹלָה מִן הַמִּדְבָּר כְּתִימֲרוֹת עָשָׁן מְקֻטֶּרֶת מוֹר וּלְבוֹנָה מִכֹּל אַבְקַת רוֹכֵל.”
“Who is this coming out of the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all the merchant’s fragrant powders?”
When Israel is righteous, the pillar of smoke that rises from the altar is straight up without spreading right or left. This force is drawn from the Nukva that is the lower הH of the name that is the secret of man’s face, as in the description of the Holy Chariot. The male is the secret of the יהו YHV that is the secret of the face of a Lion.
“fruit trees making fruit,” male and female, and they have the face of man. The face of man includes the faces of the other three living creatures of the Holy Throne, Lion, Ox, and Eagle.
When Malchut has the face of man in the Holy throne elevated to the upper levels that have male aspect, she receives the Mochin, which is the Light from the Chokmah, Binah, and Da’at. It connects her to the four letters of the name and the four directions of the world. י Y is Chokmah and South direction. The upper ה H, Binah, is North. The ו V is Zeir Anpin, and East. The lower ה H is Malchut and West.
Malchut has the power to elevate itself higher to draw the higher light by connecting to the four letters of the name.
On Sukkot, we have the opportunity to connect to the four letters of the name the six directions that represent Zeir Anpin;
Chessed – South
North – Gevurah
East – Tiferet
Up – Netzach
Down – Hod
West – Yessod
Malchut is us drawing the Light from all directions.
To achieve this connection, we use the Sukkah and the four species.
If you cannot use the tools for this connection, read the Zohar studies related to Sukkot.