Previously and simultaneously: Ve Rouhh Elohim Merouhphat Al Phani Ha Mayim Ve Yomer
Now: Elohim Yehy Awr Ve-Yehy Awr
Why does God repeat Himself here? He created the Heavens and the Earth (though they needed a little fixing up) easily enough, and without checking to see if He was successful. Why does Ve Yomer Elohim "be light and be light?" Our sleeping minds almost fill in the image of "He flicked the switch" "and the light came on" instead of seeing the obvious: "be light be light."
As we've learned, our only alternative to belief or skepticism is to go deeply into the letters and words of the Hebrew text of Bereshit/Genesis and see what they have to say for themselves, once we have learned a little of their language. Starting at the Beginning we followed the interplay of the two partners in the Great Game, Aleph and Yod, timeless beyond-thought and time and duration. Aleph buries itself in the containers of material structure, Eretz. Yod exists in the Waters of biological life, supported by Cosmic Breath (Sheen-Mayim, heavens). The earth is "a desolation and a waste" which actually means both the container and contained are alive and full of real possibilities and fertile potentials for existential life, in their "deepest depths."
Then-and-now, the Spirit of God Breathes or Moves upon the face of the waters, which is really two Breaths, one from without (Rouhh) and one from within (Merouhphat) (operating on) all the possibilities and fertile potentials that Hhoshekh projected (Al-Phani'd) into Tehoum, deep (unstructured energy), but this time on Mayim (minimally structured energy, the biosphere), waters.
Having followed the the double structuration of creation from the Beginning, we are not too surprised to see the One Dual Energy Va-Yomer Elohim Yehy Awr Ve-Yehy Awr "say" two lights into existence, but the revelation in the letters is much deeper. Yomer (Yod-Aleph-Mem-Raysh) is a direct projection of Yod and Aleph, as is the evolutionary process Elohim (Aleph-Lammed-Hay-Yod-Mem). They both operate in/on the biosphere (Mem).
Yod: Yehy: Yod-Hay-Yod is simply life between two existences (the container and the contained), the simplist characteristic of biological life as inner and outer, seed and shell.
Aleph: Awr: Aleph-Waw-Raysh: Light: structured energy: "the impregnation of the ALL by the ONE."
Ve the fertile connection between
Yod: Yehy: Yod-Hay-Yod for the second time for the double existence of the inner light.
Aleph: Awr: the inner light and the outer light: heart/mind, intuition/perception, seed/shell.
And God said (the projection of Aleph and Yod into the evolutionary process) a conjunction of the double existences of both the outer and the inner light. And then
Veyarey Elohim Et Ha-Awr Ki Tov
we have the first value judgment. Were the Heavens and Earth not-so-good? Ve Yarey, one of the six verbs of action used on Day one, is another permutation of the Yod-Aleph found in Yomer, with Aleph now rising from Raysh. What did God see? That Et Ha-Awr Ki-Tov -- the light was excellent, two Thumbs up, it worked.
Ve-Yarey: Vav-Yod-Raysh-Aleph: (Ve: emanation) Aleph arising from the existence of the universe (counterpart to Bara)
Elohim: Aleph-Lammed-Hay-Yod-Mem: the evolutionary process by which Aleph and Yod create all that is
Et: Aleph-Tav: from A to Z: all levels of structuration from the top to the bottom
Ha-Awr: Hay-Aleph-Waw-Raysh: the living light
Ki: Kaf-Yod: in its physical aspect
Tov: Tayt-Wav-Vayt: is stable.
The inner light is stated in yehy awr ve yehy awr but will not be developed until Genesis 2 and the formation of Adam. The light that is "seen" is only light in its physical aspect: Ki (20-10) the physicial supports of existence. Tov, of course, is Tayt-Wav-Vayt, a cell proliferating the same form, which is "good." See evil.
Saw (projection of Aleph-Yod) Elohim the living light in its physical aspect stable across the entire range of structuration, from the spiritual to the material.