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Tikkun 70 – 9
The Zohar continues revealing the deep secrets of the 42 letter name (Ana B’Koach). The letter Bet, ב, ביהרירון, that implied in Isaiah 26:4 “כִּי בְּיָהּ יְהוָה, צוּר עוֹלָמִים” “for YHVH is GOD, an everlasting Rock”.
With the word ברוך ‘Baruch’, meaning ‘Bless’, we start all blessings to draw light from the upper levels to the action that we do below.
ב – is the letter that brings blessings from the ‘head’
ר – ראש, means ‘head’, represents the source of all blessings.
ו – is the aspect of Zeir Anpin that channels the light to us.
ך – Letter כ for כל , ‘All’ for Yessod that is the gate of all blessings to Malchut.
כל is numerically 50 to represent ALL the Sefirot of light above it (Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Hod).
The letter ג , Gimel, of the אבגיתץ, relates to גיהדירו”ן, the third Sefira of Binah that is the upper Shechina. The letter Bet, numerically 2, points to the upper and lower Shechina. In this aspect the word ‘Baruch’ in the higher level of connections, connect the upper and lower Shechina. When we say the blessing of “Baruch Ata YHVH” “Blessed be you Lord”, we follow a special way of bowing down. We lower ourselves down in a straight posture (bend our knees) when saying the word Baruch that connects us to Keter, bend forward with the word אתה,’Ata’, that actually draws light from the Alef, which is the first letter and the concealed head of Keter and when saying the name YHVH we go back to stand erect to complete the connection. The standing erect with the name YHVH has affinity with the Vav of Zeir Anpin as יו”ד ה”א וא”ו ה”א and the central column of the Tree of Life.
יו”ד ה”א וא”ו ה”א, represent the ‘feed’ from the Endless light to the Tree of Life.
(Again, this is done only on special and known blessings not with every blessing that begins with “Baruch Ata…”)
After the אבג established our connection to the three columns and the Tree of Life, we see the letter Yod י follows to connect us to the Ten Sefirot.