“Introduction of The Book of Zohar,” Article “The Donkey Driver,” Item 81: “My Sabbaths.” Et [“of,” this word appears only in the Hebrew of “My Sabbaths”] comes to include the Sabbath zone, two thousand cubits to each side. This is why he added the word Et [Aleph-Tav]. “My Sabbaths” is in plural form, the upper Sabbath and the lower Sabbath: two are included together and concealed together.
Sabbath stands for complete correction (Gmar Tikkun). In reference to time, the entire process when we are preparing ourselves for the complete correction is called “Saturday night,” and in reference to distance it is called “2000 cubits.”
All of us have already entered into that period. This is a reason why the world is experiencing all these painful events which force us to hasten our correction.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/10/2011, “Introduction of The Book of Zohar,” Article “The Donkey Driver”