Daily Zohar # 4135 – Vayigash – The living creatures in the heavens
Daily Zohar 4135
126. וְיֵשׁ רָקִיעַ לְמַעְלָה מִן הָרָקִיעַ, וְהָרָקִיעַ הַזֶּה שֶׁשּׁוֹלֵט עֲלֵיהֶם, כֻּלָּם מִסְתַּכְּלִים כְּלַפָּיו. מַה כָּתוּב? (יחזקאל א) וְתַחַת הָרָקִיעַ כַּנְפֵיהֶם יְשָׁרוֹת אִשָּׁה אֶל אֲחוֹתָהּ וְגוֹ’, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁכֻּלָּם שׁוֹלְטִים עַל מַה שֶּׁנִּפְקְדוּ, וּשְׁלִיחוּת שֶׁל מִדַּת הַחֶבֶל בָּהֶם.
127. וְהֵם תִּשְׁעָה לְכָל צַד, לְאַרְבַּעַת צִדְדֵי הָעוֹלָם, וְהֵם ל”ו בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן. וּכְשֶׁכֻּלָּם מִתְחַבְּרִים, נַעֲשִׂים רִשּׁוּם אֶחָד, בְּסוֹד שֶׁל שֵׁם אֶחָד, בְּיִחוּד שָׁלֵם כָּרָאוּי.
Continued from previous DZ
And there is a living creature that is above the lower ones, meaning above the other living creatures that are below the world of Atzilut, which is the face of a man, the Nukva, and they all nourished from the higher one. The four directions of the world are part of her, which is the secret of Chessed and Gevurah, Tiferet, and Malchut, as described above. The three faces of a Lion, Ox, and Eagle illuminate in each of the four directions. The direction of south and north are Right and Left. The east is the Middle line, and the west is the Nukva that rules over the four directions.
The three faces are in each of the four directions, as explained previously.
And there is a firmament above the firmament, which rules over the three firmaments. The Right and the Left are above each other, and the Middle firmament is the one that rules over both, meaning it controls and includes them in each other.
The same with the living creatures. They look to the middle line to integrate with it.
“וְתַחַת הָרָקִיעַ כַּנְפֵיהֶם יְשָׁרוֹת אִשָּׁה אֶל אֲחוֹתָהּ לְאִישׁ שְׁתַּיִם מְכַסּוֹת לָהֵנָּה וּלְאִישׁ שְׁתַּיִם מְכַסּוֹת לָהֵנָּה אֵת גְּוִיֹּתֵיהֶם.”
“And under the firmament, their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body.”
They rule over what they were appointed to because the middle line sustains the illumination of both together. The Right illuminates from above to below, and the Left one from below to above; therefore, the right wing is equal to the left wing.
The binding force is an aspect of a rope that extends according to the force of the Masach of the Middle line, which binds the Right and Left together.
The three firmaments are found on each side; that is, they are included from each other, and each of the three has three, which makes nine to all sides. There are nine on the east side and nine on the west side, and so on the other sides. That is four times nine, making thirty-six firmaments. When they are connected, they become one, in the secret of one name, that is, the Nukva that is called ‘name,’ in the proper and complete unification.