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Tikkun 47 – 2
On the sixth day, the six levels to the throne were completed and man was created in the image of God. (see Daily Zohar # 630 – Love your neighbor because… and Daily Zohar #197 – Are you wise or foolish?
The Torah first mentions the intention of God to create Man in Genesis 1:26 “יֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ; וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל-הָאָרֶץ, וּבְכָל-הָרֶמֶשׂ, הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל-הָאָרֶץ”
“And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
and immediately after in 1:27, man was created “וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ: זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, בָּרָא אֹתָם ”
“And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them”
We see that there was no gap between the call for action and the actual creation of man. This means that everything that was created before that point was for man.
On the fifth day God blessed all the living creatures to be fruitful, multiply and fill the waters and the earth. The next blessing of God was given to man to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and have dominion over all the other living creatures.
God created everything for us and for our control. The only thing we have to work on is to bring the energy from the source to the ‘image’, in order to have the power and have dominion over creation. To receive this energy we use the teaching of Kabbalah.