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Tikkun 70 – 2
From Adam came Seth and from Seth, Enosh who were both righteous people. From Enosh came Chanoch, who is Metatron.
From Enosh started the reincarnations of all righteous souls. Metatron who came out of Enosh ascended to heavens as a flame of fire. With that phase of elevation he became the angel Nuriel נוריאל.
From the vision of Ezekiel (1:4) we read “ וְהַחַיּוֹת, רָצוֹא וָשׁוֹב, כְּמַרְאֵה, הַבָּזָק” “And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning”
The Zohar reveals to us that ‘ran’ is the aspect of Nuriel and ‘return’ is Metatron. This is another connection of Metatron to the ‘circle’ and continuity of light and vessel.
The Menorah מְנוֹרָה in the tabernacle and the Holy Temple is also the aspect of Metatron. The Letter Mem of Menorah is for Metatron and the Nun-Vav-Reish for Nuriel. The Menora was receiving the light from the supernal levels into the holy temple.
Metatron is the ‘commander’ of all angels that serves us in the lower worlds so when we see the name we should be in awe and understand that he is the one that controls and maintains the flow of light to the world. If we have affinity with the ways of the light then the channels are open for us, otherwise we can kick and scream but nothing will help.
There is one special gate that is called the ‘gate of tears’ that allows everyone to connect with their own prayers. It would open only for prayers that reflect true desire to have the light and fulfillment for non-selfish purposes or reasons.