Question: Where did the twelve tribes of the people of Israel come from?
Answer: There is a so-called common Kli (vessel), a common mutual connection of the people, which consists of twelve parts. The fact is that the people are a four-level combination “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey,” the so-called HaVaYaH.
Each of these parts, in turn, consists of three lines: right, left, and middle. Therefore, four levels times three lines give twelve different flows of movement towards the complete connection. They are called the “twelve tribes.”
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States”