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בְּרֵאשִׁית, meaning in the Beginning, “the Beginning” is the level of Chokmah.
Proverb 1:7 “ יִרְאַת יְהוָה, רֵאשִׁית דָּעַת ”, “the Awe of YHVH is the beginning of Knowledge (Da’at)”
The original point of the Bet of בְּרֵאשִׁית is what connects the world to all that is Holy.
Proverbs 8:22 “ יְהוָה–קָנָנִי, רֵאשִׁית דַּרְכּוֹ: קֶדֶם מִפְעָלָיו מֵאָז”
” YHVH made me his own as the beginning of His way, the first of His works of old”
All beginnings are holy because their seed comes from the original light and blessings of Creation. If we connect to negativity we contaminate the seed of Holy and bring chaos and death on ourselves.
The death in this case, is the aspect of termination of process. It’s the ‘end of life’, energy of what we wish to achieve but without the purity of the light and the original thought of Creation.
If we don’t have spiritual connection to the upper Sefirot of Chokmah and Binah with Awe and Love to YHVH and the system of Tree of Life, we cannot have the connection of Da’at, meaning knowledge, to have the flow of light into our actions.