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UPDATED May 31st 2016
It’s taught in Tikunim that in the Keter depends children, life and money of man. In Moed Katan 28A it says “children, life, and money, these things don’t depend on merit” as they depend on “mazel” which is from Keter.
Chesed (kindness) is merit
Malchut, is the action of the commandments, which dwells in the limbs of the body. In the Malchut everything is completed above and below.
The first letter of the Torah is the letter “ב” of “בראשית”. Signifies that the seed of the Torah is in Binah. That is where the energy comes to Z”a Torah).
Its written in Midrash that water, air and fire existed before creation of the world. Water produced darkness and that fire produced light and air produce “Chuchmah” (Creative Wisdom)
Midrash Rabbah Shemot says that water, wind, and fire preceded the creation of the world: Water conceived and gave birth to darkness; fire conceived and gave birth to light; wind conceived and gave birth to wisdom.and with these six things the world is maintained: with wind, wisdom, fire, light, darkness, and Water.
The Ar’i teaches in Safer Lekutim that the first three sefirot during the “week” (of divine time) of creation manifest on the first “day” the emanation of each of the seven latter sefirot occurred each on different days. The last sefirah, malchut, was emanated on the seventh day. This was the first “day” (in the sense that the creation was complete.
Sefirot are Divine will as ‘nanhaga’ (Divine providence), the God’s way of ruling the world. The are 10 sefirot, powers of ruling. Everything that exists comes in to being and is “minipulated” by a combination and arrangement of these powers. Just as everything in the world is made from a combination of the 118 elements of the periodic table of elements. So to in its root and source all physical and spirtual things are composed of a combination of the 10 sefirot.