Lesson 3, HaGaT, the Primordial Forces that lead to the manifestation of existence. The forces of expansion (Hesed), contraction (Gevurah) and balance (Tiferet) are unconscious energies that cause all movement in the universe. This second triad of Sefirot emanate forth from the powers of the Mind (the first triad) and bring forth into being that which the Mind thinks. Yet, these forces, opposites as they are, are always in a constant state of movement, and thus life and existence is manifest. These sefirotic forces are experienced as unconscious motivational factors. They are embodied in the Biblical personages of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We learn how the Patriarchs and Matriarchs (Leah and Rachel) are each actual archetypes of layers of consciousness and are applicable to every human being, male and female alike. These primordial forces shape our daily lives and when properly experienced through mediation enable one to navigate the times and purposes for all things under Heaven.