The World to Come [bina] is a chamber to that supernal point [supernal chochma]. And when it rises and takes the patriarchs in its wings to bedeck them above, they all are called Shabbat . And when the patriarchs are crowned above in the supernal point, it is called Shabbat. When the point below [malchut] is crowned by the patriarchs, it is called Shabbat.

[A point always hints to chochma. Atzilut has 2 partzufim that are referred to as a point: supernal chochma, also known as Abba and Imma and which is revealed as bina, and the lower point, malchut. Supernal chochma is called Bat, together with the 3 patriarchs standing for the 3 lines of the letter Shin, they form the word Sha-bat. Thus both bina and malchut, when adorned by the patriarchs, are called Shabbat.]

The lower point [malchut] when it ascends (from the World of Beriya) and appears (in the World of Atzilut) and is crowned (by Zeir Anpin), there is bliss Above (in the World of Atzilut) and Below (in the worlds of Beriya, Yetzira and Asiya) and all the worlds are joyous, and on [Shabbat] night the light of this point [chochma] expands and spreads its wings over the worlds and all other rulers are removed, and the worlds are guarded (from external forces).

BeRahamim LeHayyim: Why did the Ari and Chida include this section? What do they want us to learn?

What is Shalom/whole-istic about Shabbat? It is the time to come together, all people now, love your brother, everybody get together, gonna love one another right now. Below, and Above. The week workdays are filled with diversity, with diffuse energies all doing their particular thing. But on the Holy Shabbat, all come together in the Secret of Unity. And when all come together, both wings flutter in resonant harmony, and one can elevate higher to more sublime worlds and essence. That is the place/palace of Holiness. That is the place/palace of joy. That is the place/palace of peace. Shalom.

What does the above mean to you, and why is it being revealed to you right now?

[Bracketed annotations from Metok Midevash and Sulam commentaries]