‘There are several different ways in which we can study the Sephirotic Tree of Life, and one of them involves dividing it into three pillars or columns. Kether, Tiphareth, Yesod and Malkuth form the central pillar, the Pillar of Equilibrium.
On one side of this central pillar is the Pillar of Mercy, formed by Chokmah, Chesed and Netzach, and on the other is the Pillar of Rigour or Severity, formed by Binah, Geburah and Hod.
Tiphareth is the first Sephirah on the Pillar of Equilibrium, below Kether, and in this sense one could say that the sun represents the spirit of God, rather than the spirit of Christ. In reality, however, it represents both of them equally, for the spirit of Christ is identical with the spirit of God. It is simply two different ways of approaching the one reality. You have to become familiar with all these different notions and learn to juggle with them.
Each morning, when you come to watch the sunrise, remember that by creating a bond with the sun you are creating a bond with the spirit of the sun, the spirit of Christ, which is an emanation of God himself.
It is not enough to expose yourself physically to the sun. If you want to receive its light, life and power into yourself, your spirit must reach out to it, expose itself to its rays, create a bond with it, immerse itself in it. By immersing yourself in the sun you are immersing yourself in this other world, a world of knowledge and illumination.’
The Bonfin, 15 August 1967
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Volume 10. The Splendour of Tiphareth – The Yoga of the Sun
Chapter 10 Rise above the Clouds – The Sephirah Tiphareth