Bahir Verse 117
An interesting clue is given as to the nature of man and God.
Bahir Verse 117. Rabbi Yochanan said: What is the meaning of the verse (Exodus 15:3) , "God (YHVH)is a man (Ish) of war, God (YHVH) is His name"? Man (Ish) indicates a sign. The Targum thus renders, "God is a man of war," as "God is the Master of victory in war." What is this Master? Aleph is the first, the Holy Palace. Do we then say that the Palace is holy? Instead we say, "the Palace of the Holy One."
Commentary: Ish is spelled Aleph Yud Shin. Yud between Air and Fire. The key given is Master which is the Yud or the God force raised by the in breath of holiness and the descending and ascending fire of Kundalini or serpent force. Inside of the Palace or Aleph is contained the Yud with the fire of creation radiating all around. This is in microcosm the state of man in this universe. The victory that is mastered here is the victory of changing our minds to harmonize with the Yud in the center of our consciousness. This Yud remains dormant until either called upon or recognized by our attention to the life force that is our connection via Yud to all of holiness. When we reach for our hearts desire this holiness is activated and the gates of the fountain are opened to release the impressions of holiness transforming every day into a holy day that bears the image and likeness of Yud and through Yud our own image and likeness according to the focus of our intention.
Look at the letters Yud, Hey, Vav, Hey all in a row, It looks like a man (Head, arms, etc). This shows us that within ourselves we may find the letters of the name. Creation comes from the name and we are created in the image and likeness of the name. In this way everything inside of us is a reflection of creation and ours is the next move in creation's plan.