Zohar for All, Lech Lecha, Item 105: It is also written that when the Ruach comes out of this world and enters the cave of Adam haRishon and the patriarchs, they give him there a letter as a sign, since the harsh Klipa, the grave, does not govern the Ruach, but requires mitigation from Bina once again. Hence, it enters the Cave of Machpelah, the place of mitigation of the two letters Hey together, which are Malchut and Bina. This mitigation is called “a notebook,” which is a folded letter, like the fetus in its mother’s womb, which is folded like a notebook, its head on its knees, indicating the ascent of NHY to HGT, three within three.
When the NHY is included in the HGT, the baby does not have the concept of above and below—the lower and upper parts of his body are folded together. Being inside the mother in a folded state, he is like a “message.” This means that inside this state is the entire record of his spiritual information, everything that will later develop from him.
And when he comes out, he opens up like opening a letter, and as a result, he begins to read his DNA, his spiritual gene: everything the Creator wrote in it.
According to this message, a person begins to develop, gradually reading his entire fate along the lines, passing it in reality. This is why it is called that a person represents a “message” or a “book.”
Question: What does folded state mean?
Answer: The fact is that he must be folded because at first he is only a point, there are no realizations, no sensations in him yet, he is not yet unfolded before himself, he has not yet begun to read.
It is like a book that when you open it, you begin to understand what it is about. And before that, the book of your fate and your life is closed because you are in the state of “inside the womb,” in the dark.
Thus, a person receives a “message” from the previous degree when while in our world he did not feel himself at all and did not know about the point in the heart, about the book, or about this message. This is the “book of fate”.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #19