To what shall we liken Her. This Queen, Bride, Daughter, Princess.
This Mother….the feminine earth. Mother Earth.
Shekinah….the immanent visible Glory of the transcendent Elohim.
Eve …the mother of us all…..on what level is this referring.
To the world of Beriah….higher…. to Binah…..Imma…or to Eve pulled from Adam’s rib on the 6th day.
She is the matriarch Rachel, the beloved wife of the Patriarch Jacob.
Her’s is a tragic story. The only one not to be buried in the tomb at Machpelah, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Her death was in childbirth to Benjamin, the last of the tribes. Many hints in all this with multiple meanings.
She is the Doe of the Dawn in Psalm 22:1. In Proverbs 5:19 she is ” A loving doe, a graceful fawn…” all Remez (hints) to a more sublime meaning. Here and in Song of Songs she (the doe, deer, hind, gazzelle) is portrayed as a captivating, fully satisfying partner, the wife of thy youth. In a very modern translation it reads “She is beautiful and graceful, just like a deer; you should be attracted to her always and stay deeply in love. “
This is Shekinah. The feminine and last Hei in the Tetragrammaton.
In the Zohar it speaks of this Doe. In an exchange between Rabbi Chiya and Rabbi Yossi as they were discussing Words of Torah they relate this story …
“At midnight they saw a doe (איילה, a female deer) crossing in front of them screaming. They stood up immediately, shaken. They heard a voice saying; “Raise up awakened people, wake up the sleepers! Worlds! Get ready for your master because he comes to the Garden of Eden that is his palace”.Zohar
The Doe is the aspect of the Shechina in Malchut. The Holy Souls, the Righteous rest in Her awaiting the wedding. Preparing, adorning with words of Torah……always words of Torah.
The Bridesmaids need to be awake when the groom comes. Ready with trimmed wicks, to enter into the bridal chamber for a unification that will last for eternity. Praise Hashem!
Everything on the SOD level of understanding is dealing with the Sefirotic realms. This daughter (Malkut/Shekinah) and her Mother, (Binah), are known as the Everlasting Hills. You can find this phrase in Gen 49:26. Here is the translation from the Berean Bible Study. It is closest to the intent of the original Hebrew.
“The blessings of your father have surpassed the blessings of the ancient mountains and the bounty of the everlasting hills. May they rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince of his brothers.”Gen 49:26 BSB
In Kabbalistic code men are mountains and women are hills. Hence you find a Remez (hint) to gender in the Sefirot. The two Hei’s representing the Divine mother Binah and her daughter Shekhinah. Other clues in the verse is the Hebrew word olam for everlasting and the Hebrew word “rosh” for ancient. Both words for immortality, antiquity and everlasting. All qualities of the invisible Sefiroic Realms. At the Ruach’s direction Jacob directs this flow of heavenly grace in double measure to the offspring of Joseph. Beautiful.
In its spiritual application we are talking the language of bride and groom. A unification of attraction. A sure fire reproductive system, force and attraction. Add cycle and time and you have an “everlasting” system. One that has build in replication.
In what I call Kabbalistic physics this can be explained as an electro – magnetic relationship. Every wave can pick up and move other particles. They just need to be coded for the particular attractions needed to get the results you want.
This system we are talking about though is ALIVE intelligent, self aware. It is to replicate at will not as a soulless machine, but with cognitive choice. But what happens when parts of this system act on their own, outside of the optimum boundaries proscribed by the code writer.
Well as the story continues.
These “alive” intelligent, self aware dimensions and entities are what is at the center of all the “mythologies” of this world and those beyond our physical matter. The “Force” , this intelligence is watching, recording, sorting and storing your every thought, word and deed you have ever had.
But that all leads down to many other rabbit holes!
Shalom and joy on your journey.