323. We have learned in the hidden book that all the judgments that are from the male, ZEIR ANPIN, are harsh in the beginning and soft at the end. All the judgments from the female are soft in the beginning and harsh at the end. Had they not joined to a single union, the world could not have endured until the most ancient among ancient, the most concealed of all, separated them one from each other, AND THEREAFTER joined them to be appeased together.
324. When He separated them, He let sleep fall upon Zeir Anpin and separated the female from the back of his sides. He prepared her with all her adornments and saved her for his day, FOR SHABBAT, to bring her to the male, TO ZEIR ANPIN. This is what is written: "And Hashem Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept" (Beresheet 2:21). What is meant by: "And he slept." This is what it is written: "Awake, why sleep you, Hashem?" (Tehilim 44:24) and "He took one of his sides" (Beresheet 2:21). What is meant by "one?" That is meant to indicate the female, as it says: "My dove, my undefiled is but one" (Shir Hashirim 6:9). She ascended TO ABA AND IMA and was shaped. In her area are embedded Mercy and Chesed. This is what is written: "And closed up the flesh in its place" (Beresheet 2:21),and: "And I will take away the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh" (Yechezkel 36:26).
325. When the Shabbat wished to enter, THAT IS THE PERIOD BETWEEN SUNDOWN AND NIGHTFALL, he was creating spirits, ghosts, and storms, WHICH ARE HARMFUL SPIRITS OF THE WORLD. Before He finished them, the Queen came WITH ALL her adornments FROM THE SHABBAT, and sat down before Him. IN THIS DAY, SHE ACHIEVES THE FIRST THREE SFIROT OF CHAYAH THAT SUBDUE AND MAKE VOID ALL THE HARMFUL BEINGS AND THE OTHER SIDE, SINCE THEN THERE EXISTS NO DOMINION IN THE WORLD BESIDES HER. During the time she sat in his presence, he put down these creatures and they were not completed, because the Queen sat with the King and they were joined face to face. Who would enter between them and who would dare get close to them? When they joined, they were appeased by each other, SINCE THE SHABBAT IS a day in which everything is soothed. Therefore, the Judgments improved each other, SINCE THE JUDGMENTS OF THE MALE THAT ARE STRONG AT THE BEGINNING ARE SOOTHED AT THE TOP OF THE FEMALE, FOR THE JUDGMENTS THERE ARE SOFT. THE JUDGMENTS OF THE FEMALE THAT ARE ROUGH AT THE END ARE SOOTHED BY THE END OF THE MALE, WHERE THE JUDGMENTS ARE SOFT, and the upper and lower beings are corrected.