Every positive action that we do to reveal light should be connected with the consciousness of unifying upper and lower and complete the YHVH name. The יה YH is the upper three sefirot, The ו V is for Zeir Anpin, and the ה H is for Malchut.  We want to bring together all letters/levels of the name to make a complete bridge of Light from the supernal to this world.

Before any spiritual connection or doing a precept including prayer and Zohar study, we use a special meditation that directs our action as a tool to unify upper and lower.
Translation of the Hebrew paragraph below.

Translation: For the unification of the Holy one Bless be He and the Shechina (יאהדונהי), with Awe and Love (יאההויהה), Love and Awe (איההיוהה), with complete unification (יהוה) on behalf of all Israel. Here we come to establish a connection with this action to its supernal and spiritual root, to give gratification to our maker and do the will of our Creator. And the beneficent of our God be upon us. And the work of our hands establishes our connection below and our action connects to him (YHVH).

Hebrew text with transliteration.

The above is a minimal version. The Kabbalists would add the reference of the action to the Torah source to bring the connection to a higher level.

Most important to remember is that, in addition to Proverb 3:6 “בְּכָל-דְּרָכֶיךָ דָעֵהוּ; וְהוּא, יְיַשֵּׁר אֹרְחֹתֶיךָ.” “In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” we need to add the proper meditation of unifying the light and the vessel.

Leshem Yichud, לשם יחוד
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