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Tikkun 21 – 159
Genesis 8:6 “וַיְהִי, מִקֵּץ אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם; וַיִּפְתַּח נֹחַ, אֶת-חַלּוֹן הַתֵּבָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה.”
“And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.”
Noah opened the window of the Ark to send the dove for its mission to create continuation in the world.
Pharaoh’s daughter saw Moses’s Ark on the water and she opened it.
Exodus 2:6 “וַתִּפְתַּח וַתִּרְאֵהוּ אֶת-הַיֶּלֶד, וְהִנֵּה-נַעַר בֹּכֶה; וַתַּחְמֹל עָלָיו–וַתֹּאמֶר, מִיַּלְדֵי הָעִבְרִים זֶה”
She saw the light of the Hebrew letters that protected Moses and immediately identified him as a child of the Hebrews.
The act of opening is the first step in revealing and drawing light. Opening your vessel, your heart and mind is a key to receive the light. Many times in the Zohar we read on Rabbi Shimon and his students and the sentence starts with “He opened and said….”. With their words, they open for us channels of light and access to the knowledge that makes the connection for us.
Noah and Pharaoh’s daughter wanted to connect to the light and when they ‘opened’ they found it. Pharaoh’s daughter had leprosy and she went down to the water to cleanse herself. She was open to see the light and merited finding Moses. When she touched him, her leprosy disappeared.
We start our silent standing prayer with a verse from Psalms 51:17
“אֲדֹנָי, שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי, יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶךָ.”
“ADNY open my lips and my mouth will verbalize your glory.”
It is the highest part of the connection and we should not verbalize any word yet we use this verse at the beginning. It uses the consciousness of King David and the name of Malchut, ADNY, to open our vessel for the light that is coming.
The Zohar says that if we make a sound during this prayer it means that we do not trust the light.
It’s about opening the vessel. God is telling us in Psalms 81:1:
“אָנֹכִי, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הַמַּעַלְךָ, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם הַרְחֶב-פִּיךָ, וַאֲמַלְאֵהוּ.”
“I am YHVH, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
The word for mouth is פה and also the name of the letter Peh פ. It is constructed from the letters Kaf and reversed Vav that comes from above into the Kaf. It forms the letter Bet for ‘Blessings’ in the white space. The Kaf and Vav has numerical value of 26 and is equal to YHVH.
If you go and pray in a synagogue don’t just pray because it is a prayer time or because someone told you to. Always create an opening in your heart and mind and start by asking the light to cleanse your soul, and remove all flaws and negativity from you, your environment and the world. Be aware that the connection is through the Hebrew letters that expand the vessel for us. The heart and desire are what attract the light into the vessel. The light can easily come into an open and pure vessel.