November 6, 2008

Mikvah Kabbalistic Kavanos before Sunrise

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 5:47 am

I want to encourage those who are awake at night to go to the mikvah after Chatzos before sunrise. To me there appears to be a significant difference in holiness attained in the mikvah at this time. This is because there is a much higher possible attachment to Hashem during this late night watch. Especially on Shabbos, it appears to me that the morning mikvah before sunrise is much higher.

This is my own personal daily mikvah Kavanos
Starts with the holy tikun Baal Shem Tov. If you don’t understand it on your own, probably best not to do
Dunk one time
Mikvah is gematria Kana 151, which is the name Aleph-Heh-Yud-Kay expanded with Hay, Aleph, Lamid,Peh-Hay-Hay,Yud-vav-dalid-hay-hay
Second Time
Aleph-Gimel-Lamid-Aleph from the posuk, Ata Gebor Leohlom Adna
Third Time
Aleph-Lamid-Dalid which the Dalid is equal to the Aleph and Gimel added together. This word means to give birth and become new. This name is one of the 72 Holy Names
Forth Time
Mix the Name Aleph-Lamid-Dalid with EKYH Aleph-Lamid-Peh, Aleph, Hey-Hey,Lamid,Yud-Hey-Dalid,Dalid,Hey-Hey
Meditate on your prayers that you think under the water that they are inside this name
Fith Time
Meditate then you are elevating your prayers to Binah and then they will be accepted with Pure love and Mercy

Tikkun Completed
6 Dunk (I modifed from a teaching from the Ari)
Connect yourself to Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai in the Sefirah of Hod of Hod, have in mind that you are elevating his neshamah with yours to Binah and slowly climb this though process, Netzach, Tiferet, Gevurah, Chesed, Binah
7 Dunk,
Same as 6 using Netzach with the neshamah of Rebbe Nachman Ben Simcha/faiga
You can choise another Tzaddik whom you have an idea what Sefriah they connected too mainly. For instance, Yosef was Yesod. Avraham Chesed.
Alternatively and more simply, think the name of any Tzaddik living or dead and then immerse with the intention to connect your neshamah to them.


  1. This is very complicated. Ill print it off for learning more later.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 6, 2008 @ 7:15 am

  2. wow, worthy of a print out! See it in its basic ideas. Mikvah is like giving birth and making a person new. It gives strength of power and connects one to the holy names of Hashem, etc…
    A person is purified through his connection to Tzaddikim, Sages.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 6, 2008 @ 7:32 am

  3. If I had more time, I would write it out in hebrew as a photo attachment and it would be easier to see but yechudim can be complicated till you learn to think in their logic. I shared this one since it is from the Baal Shem and therefore, it has already been brought down and generally is less harmful to those unworthy.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 6, 2008 @ 7:34 am

  4. i would have thought Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai was connected to Hod, being that lag ba’omer is hod she’b’hod.. ?

    i still have yet to delve into the ariz”l’s teachings directly, so i’m thankful for these kavanot, i wondered what the BeSH”T’s mikvah kavanah was but i haven’t come across it in any sefarim yet.

    Comment by yitz.. — November 6, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

  5. Yitz, His Yarzeit is in the sefira of Hod, but a tzaddik is how he lived in his life.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 7, 2008 @ 12:34 am

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