Men Are From Kav; Women Are From Reshimu

Kav & Reshimu

BY NECHAMA DINA LEEDS


Before the world was created, Hashem's infinite light filled everywhere.

Initially, it arose in Hashem, the desire to create the worlds...

though Hashem wanted the world/creations to seem as if they're separate from Him.

To give us bechira (choice) and so we can feel as if we are our own separate entities...

we have the choice to choose Him.

Reb Chayim Vital in Shaar Hagilgulim

Hashem Created a vaccum

Hashem removed His Infinite Self from the place of creating the worlds. (Otherwise the worlds would not be able to exist as their own entities) and created a vaccum. 
Though in that vaccum a stain of His original Infinite self stayed there. That stain is called reshimu. It is the part of Hashem that is the Finite part, that is comfortable being in the world.

He put a line of His infinite Self in the vaccum called Kav

The vaccum was a space to create all spiritual and physical worlds. Though Hashem did not want the creations to just be in a world where they can connect with His Finite self – revealing Hashem in this physical. Hashem also wanted His creations to be able to connect to His Infinite Self above the worlds. So he put a line of His infinite Self in the vaccum called kav.

Men's neshamos are created from the kav and women’s neshamos are from the reshimu

Men's neshamos are created from the kav of Hashem (infinite before creatìon – the line put in the vaccum) and womens neshamos are from the reshimu (the part of Hashem comfortable in the world. That was stain left from His original Infinite light.)

Men don't feel comfortable here

As we see from the mitzvos given to men – that they need to learn 24/7, daven 3 times a day and always remain connected above or they can fall. Because their soul is from the part of Hashem, from His Infinite self (before the world), they don't feel comfortable here.

Women’s job is to reveal Hashem in the physical

Women, on the other hand, our mitzvos are not z'man gerama (dependent on time). The mitzvos are more physical, like challah / lighting candles / mikvah. Our job is to reveal Hashem in the physical because our neshama is from the part of Hashem expressing His Finite self with limitations, and comfortable in the World. 

A mini state of geulah – bringing the Kav & Reshimu together

When a man and women get married they unite the name of Hashem bringing the kav and reshimu together – creating a mini state of geulah! The attraction is because Hashem's name wants to unite (Yichud).

In the vaccum is the entire seder hishtalshelus

When Moshiach comes it will be united. The infinite parts and finite parts of Hashem as One. That is the ultimate dirah b'tachtonim - Hashem's greatest lights in the tachtonim - lowest of the low. 
In the vaccum is the entire seder hishtalshelus. All the spiritual worlds and sefiros. That is where tzimtzum happens and Hashem's Infinite light is concealed to the point of this world of Asiya
There are the spiritual worlds of Atzilus, Beriya, Yetzirah and Asiyah. In each world are the 10 sefiros and within each ten sefiros are each ten... finally until it gets down to asiya gashmi this world. 

The light of Hashem is concealed so we can feel as independent entities

The light of Hashem is concealed so we can feel ourselves and feel our emotions and feel as independent entities. Thinking that we're separate from Him... because we need to reveal Him. Since Hashem chose us - that gives us the ability to choose Him. 
Since women are created from the part of Hashem within the world... we're comfortable here. We feel Hashem's connection here. This is the reason why we don't need to wear a yarmulka – because we feel Hashem we don't need a reminder that Hashem is Above us. The men need reminders because they're created from the part of Hashem before the world.

Women don't need a bris because her body is born on that level of holiness. A man needs it as well as the physical reminders, so spiritually he will not get lost and fall too low. 

Kav is this defined light of the infinite light of Hashem in the vaccum

Kav is this defined light of the infinite light of Hashem in the vaccum that fills the worlds according to the level it can handle.

Reshimu Receives Kav

Reshimu is the root of kav because it is from the infinite part of Hashem – before Hashem removed Himself. Reshimu receives Kav. It is kli (vessel). It allows for creative growth processes in integrating the Infinte light of Hashem (in creation physically).. .though remains connected to trace of His Infinite self before creation. This allows for kav to fill the infinite light in the worlds. 

Kav reveals the Infinite part of Hashem – externally filling all the worlds, but can't penetrate internally. The Reshimu has Hashem internally because it is connected to the trace of His original self before Creation. Therefore we have it internally and don't need reminders.


By us working together we allow the integration of the Infinite light of Hashem in a revealed way  

By us working together we allow the integration of the Infinite light of Hashem in a revealed way internally in this world. 
 
When we learn Torah we draw down Hashem's infinite Light in this world. When we do mitzvos we are working with the physical world to reveal Hashem that's here. The purpose of creation is to integrate Hashem in every part of our life. Our thoughts, speech, and actions – emotions and using all our abilities and talents for Hashem. 

When we direct our thoughts to the Will of Hashem, we create spiritual garments for our soul

When we do what was said above – directing our thoughts to the Will of Hashem, we are allowing Hashem to penetrate the innermost part of ourselves. And if we choose to do a mitzvah at the time, like learn Torah – we're drawing Hashem's Infinite light into the world and allowing it to penetrate our thoughts. Thereby creating spiritual garments for our soul to be protected from future struggles and have less of them in the future!
 
May we reveal Hashem completely in our thoughts, speech & action and make His Will our Will with humility & strength!  May we have Moshiach!!


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