Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen and Ascended Messiah!
First we must remember a teaching given earlier in the Zohar, and one that I’ve detailed elsewhere - the mystery of Olam Ha-Shekinah, ‘universe of the Divine Presence,’ which according to masters of the tradition is a ‘secret universe’ that is in between Atzilut and Beriyah. This, of course, is within and behind the ‘Continuum of Metatron,’ and is the interface of Atzilut and Beriyah, or the Realm of Yichud and Realm of Perud - the eternal realm and space-time. Here further teachings concerning this secret mystery may be drawn out.
There is, though, something more astonishing, another wonderful mystery, that is implied in this passage of the Zohar, something rather wild and crazy in esoteric wisdom. It speaks of the Holy Shekinah disappearing and the ten Sefirot appearing, or at least seems to imply this, and we may consider what that means, given that always the Sefirot ‘are ten, not nine, ten, not eleven.’ The solution comes from a lofty teaching of the Holy Kabbalah about the secret mystery of Keter-Da’at. According to the teaching, in reality, Keter never appears in any Olam-Universe, but rather Da’at appears, holding the place of Keter, corresponding to what is revealed of Keter, thus, though Keter does not appear there are ten Holy Sefirot in every Olam. Associated with this teaching there is another concerning the play of Supernal Influx, when there is direct Supernal Influx, when Keter or Arik Anpin ‘turns toward the Sefirot,’ Da’at disappears, but when Keter or Arik Anpin ‘turns towards Ain Sof,’ disappearing in Ain Sof, as it were, Da’at appears. Thus there is this flickering, in a manner of speaking, of the appearance of Da’at, which all in a great and supreme mystery corresponds with a ‘turning’ of Keter, a ‘veiling and unveiling of Keter,’ if such a thing may be said.
This passage in the Zohar hints that there is a similar interaction between Malkut-Shekinah and Da’at, indeed, for as another teaching of the Holy Kabbalah relates: “Keter is in Malkut and Malkut us in Keter.” Let us consider this, and may the Holy Spirit lead us into the Truth! Amen.
Now when the Holy Shekinah ‘disappears,’ this is when a Perfect Tzaddik, Perfect Human Being appears - the Messiah; merging as One that Holy Tzaddik vanishes in the Shekinah and the Shekinah vanishes in the Holy Tzaddik - Da’at along with Keter ‘appears’ holding the place of Malkut-Shekinah, so there are ‘ten’ and the Shekinah manifest as Adonai Messiah inseparable from them. This corresponds with the fullness of the knowledge of God, God knowing God embodied - Da’at of Atzilut, that Perfect Tzaddik reaching into the Universe of Shekinah, in full and conscious union with the Shekinah of Yahweh, and so there is full Supernal Influx received in the world, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!”
Da’at corresponds with knowledge of God, the interiors of Da’at corresponding with conscious union with God, the appearance of the God-man, God-woman. Until the coming of the Messiah no one reached conscious union with the Eternal One (Yahweh), complete reintegration with the Light of the Infinite (Or Ain Sof), and remained in this world, appearing in this world. As we know, Enoch ‘walked with God and was no more, for God took him,’ and likewise, ‘Moses was taken by a kiss of the Lord,’ and after him, ‘Elijah was taken up in a whirlwind,’ or in a ‘fiery chariot,’ and was seen no more. There were many among the prophets who realized various grades of nearness, even intimate nearness touching into oneness, but none among them realized and embodied the Oneness of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), or Da’at of Atzilut, the Supernal Knowledge of God - Supernal Consciousness, Messianic Consciousness.
Understand, this is the secret mystery of the true Holy Tabernacle composed of ‘ten curtains,’ the Ten and Shekinah, fullness of the Holy Shekinah - the ‘Word made flesh,’ the Son Incarnate,’ the Mystical Body of the Messiah composed of all Divine Attributes, all Names of God; hence the teaching of Yeshua Messiah, ‘tear this temple down and in three days I will rebuilt it,’ the temple of his body broken on the cross and his appearance in the resurrection, fullness of Supernal Habad (Hokmah-Binah-Da’at) revealed in the world, fullness of the Supernal Light Transmission established in the ‘generations of Adam - humanity. Praise God!
From that time when the Risen and Ascended Messiah appeared and was revealed, and the Light Transmission - fullness of the Word and Holy Spirit - was imparted, true Holy Apostles, Anointed Tzaddikim, appear, having been uplifted into supernal realization, Messianic Consciousness, through the grace and mercy of God Most High. So again the Holy Shekinah disappears and Da’at of Atzilut appears, or Habad of Atzilut, the Divine I Am being realized and embodied, the ‘Supernal Crown’ being ‘set into their head.’ As we know, each time this transpires, wherever it occurs the fullness of the Shekinah of Messiah is in that place, the Light-presence and Light-power of all of the holy and enlightened ones of the past, present and future, and the radiance of the Supernal Crown - full Supernal Influx, rays out into the entire world from that place. Indeed it rays out into the entirety of the universe, creation, and all creatures, realms and worlds are blessed and uplifted in that moment, unified with the heaven of heavens, or the Pleroma of Light.
There are many deep secrets that may be shared regarding this, but this seems enough at the outset. I’m inclined to say no more and be silent in this moment, waiting upon the Word and Spirit of God to speak.
May the radiance of the Supernal Crown shine in the world this day, and may many be blessed and uplifted! Amen.
Ecclesia Pistis Sophia