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Tikkun 69 – 8
“דּוֹר הֹלֵךְ וְדוֹר בָּא, וְהָאָרֶץ לְעוֹלָם עֹמָדֶת.”
“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; and the earth abideth for ever”
The Zohar explains that the earth, in the verse above, is the aspect of the Shechina that is the foundation of life in the Created world. Zeir Anpin is the aspect of the process that brings the ‘pulse’ of life and time to Malchut. Malchut is the world of Tikkun that is controlled by time and every second is significant in that process.
How do we calculate the spiritual energy shift of time?
There are 12 hours of night and 12 hours of day.
The time that day or night begins is based on sundown and the appearance of the first light that is visible in the morning sky (meaning the sun is reaching us).
One spiritual hour that is called שעה זמנית, ‘temporary hour”, is calculated by dividing the time of night and time of day by 12. The length of night hour is not equal to the hour of the day (except twice a year). Every hour is divided to 60 minutes. Each minute is divided into 18 parts and each part has 3.33333 seconds.
There are also complicated calculations to determine a leap year and number of days in some months but here, we will just mention that there are 7 leap years and 12 regular years in a cycle of 19 years.
The new day starts at sundown when the night begins and there is no light of the sun. It is the aspect of ‘unformed’ before the beginning of Creation (Genesis 1:2). New life also begins inside a womb. The night ends when the light of the sun can be seen in the sky.
The Zodiac has 12 signs and 7 major controlling planets.
These ‘technical’ details teach us that every part of the minute (3.33 seconds) is a heartbeat of life (18). It is significant in the world of Tikkun and we need to treat each other with love and light.