Filed under: Creation, Individuality, kav and Reshimu, redemption messiah, tzizum
The creation of a imperfect world from the perfect non material nature of the Creator. To create finite from the infinite requires a ‘radical step’.
Before the contraction of the Divine Light, the creation would be nullified unable to have a (separate) existence of its own. After this contraction was made then the Infinite Light of the Creator could be drawn down and bestowed on the creations, without there ‘being’ totally nullified out of existence. By the contraction, the removal of the light of the Holy One a tracing of light was left from the contraction. This allows the basis for a imperfect reality to appear. This being the source of all evil defects in reality. This was all created from the Blessed one’s perfection. This is the root of the worlds essence and stages of nanhaga (guiding powers).
This initial contraction of the Infinite Light created a place where the Creator through a Kav (beam) of His of Light could bestow blessing of his light upon the creations. This Kav of light is the vivifying force to the creations, and the source of division in existence into large numbers (varieties of varying qualities). Now this light could be , as before all was only the Infinite Light. So without the contraction, to put the Light of the Kav in the Infinite Light would be as putting water in a pool. This water would loose its individual identity, becoming part of the rest of the water. But here by the contraction creating a empty space A gleam of light of the Kav has a place to shine independently.
Before the contraction there was no way for vessels to interact with lights as the Light of the Holy One dominated all, leaving the vessels concealed as only potential in the great light. It was necessary to allow there to be interaction between the vessels and the light so that goodness could be bestowed on the creations.
The need of the Kav of light to find a place to Shine, is a phenomena found in all levels of the creation. From the individual needing to “shine his own Kav” , being the light of his soul. Finding His place in the world. To the interactions of Nations. Each needing to shine their Kav of inner illumination. Their purpose in the world. To the soul of the planet itself trying to express its needs in existence.
With this we can see that the Kav is pure and without fault (Light of the soul), but as said before the reshimu (tracing of light left after the initial contraction of the Creator’s Light), or with the individual the vessels for the expression of his soul. The way one finds to express the will of the Kav of Light of his soul through his body. Its speech, actions and thoughts. These are all product of this reshimu they are all limited and prone to imperfection. In these things one must take care.
Through Torah and Mitzvot we draw down from the Kav of Light great illumination from the Ayn-Sof. The Infiniteness of God to absolutely and completely fill the empty space created by the Holy One’s contraction. So that the place will be filled as before the contraction. And there is a complete coupling of the perfected Ruach (emotional soul) with the Nefesh (the animal soul in the Blood). And likewise such a correction shinning through the Shechinah in all levels of creation. With all the broken vessels repaired, as the sitra achra is separated leaving completely. With rising of the feminine waters the concealed sparks of Divinity become revealed. Yielding the shinning of a new Light as all returns to its former state. In that day shall peace flourish as the inwardness of the Divine name shall become revealed from our righteous Mashiach as all the nations shall flock to Him as in Him is contained the Mystery of the Divine name as discussed in the Holy Zohar. And then shall the wind come and the ways of the Torah will be known to a man in the world, and they shall watch over him and talk to him. These will have everlasting life.