Everyone would want to come to the Creator for the sake of egoistic gain, with the hope of making their condition safe and secure. Otherwise, we exist in darkness and uncertainty and all hope is only in the support of the Creator.
However, on the way from me to the Creator there is the group, the ten, by which I can format myself in order to adhere to the Creator. The upper light comes from the Creator, but I cannot receive it unless it enters into ten desires. Therefore, I must collect these ten desires and connect the desires of my friends so that the Creator will clothe in these ten Sefirot.
The light passes through the Sefira Keter and spreads through all ten Sefirot, and then I begin to feel it below, in my Malchut. But I need to assemble this structure by agreeing that all these desires are mine and accepting all the conditions of the group.
The connection we are building will be arranged as described in The Study of the Ten Sefirot and will allow us through it to connect with the Creator and the Creator with us.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/6/21,”Increasing the Importance of the Goal”
It is clear that we are not able to change our nature from egoistic to altruistic. It is like rising from the level of created being to the level of the Creator. Of course, it is not in our power because we are just created beings and rather low.
Obviously, we have the chance to grow, but this is still ahead of us. The more we try to rise to the spiritual reality, the deeper we plunge into the corporeal world because the Creator created one against the other. It is due to both forces, Pharaoh and the Creator, and learning how to use them correctly so that we rise between the two, in the middle line, toward the Creator.
Of course, we cannot unite in the ten by ourselves, but we can ask the Creator to help us connect. But it is impossible to ask until we have tried to do it ourselves. That is, we make efforts to connect and discover how different we are, that do not accept each other, how lazy we are and do not understand what connection is, or what it means to be one man with one heart.
When we fall into despair from our attempts, we turn to the Creator. Now we have something to show Him: “Look, we tried everything and nothing works. You must help us!”
But if we did not start trying on our own, the Creator would not be able to help us. He always makes corrections to our unsuccessful attempts. All our work is to try to do something, and after that we have the right to turn to the Creator and He will help us with great joy. After our own attempts, we realized where the shattering occurred and how to correct it, and that we ourselves are not capable of it.
When a person tries to achieve unity on his own, that is, the spiritual degree where he is united with others, he reveals his helplessness. He understands that he has no feelings, no understanding of how to do this, and he needs to receive the upper force, the upper desire for this. That is, he lacks the work in the mind and heart.
The Creator does everything, but we must come to Him with despair from the work that we tried to do and did not succeed. Until we try it ourselves, we do not know what to ask for.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/4/21, “Pesach (Passover)”
Once man comes to his Egypt, over time he acquires greater and greater desire to receive there. At first, he accepts this desire with joy. He feels good about the fact that he is developing, getting richer, and understanding the world.
This is how our entire world has been developing until recently. But we suddenly discover that all our achievements are not good for us. In fact, we have built a prison for ourselves, real slavery that we cannot escape from. Egoism is burying us, binding us hand and foot. Even though we have done so many seemingly good things for ourselves, they suddenly start to overpower us and control us.
First, I work in order to acquire things, and then I have to continue and continue to work in order to maintain my acquisitions, develop, and improve them. I am working harder and harder to pay for a bigger house, a car, a better school for the kids, and a lot of other things.
A person sees that he is in slavery. Previously, he thought that he was arranging life for his own benefit. Now it turns out that he cannot rest and enjoy life. He is working more and more. His wife is working now too, and they still cannot get out of debt. This is real slavery, which has no end in sight.
In addition, the coronavirus pandemic happened, and who knows how many more such blows are awaiting us ahead. We are beginning to realize that we have built a life that is no good. Yet, there is a positive aspect in this because it is now that the wisdom of Kabbalah can be revealed and people are able to listen to it. And this is why it is being revealed.
Then these two forces that appear in nature: the Pharaoh on one hand and the Creator on the other, help us advance to the end of correction, “…the two angels that accompany one on the eve of Shabbat [Sabbath]…”
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/4/21, “Pesach “(Passover)
At the time when I ask the Creator for help, I do not know in what form He should help me. Also, I do not really want to know because that is His job. I am just asking Him to do His job and bring us to connection.
No more understanding is required from me now than from a child. I can never ask correctly, otherwise it wouldn’t be work from below upward.
Therefore, I do not care how the Creator helps me, I do not tell Him what to do. I only want it to happen that we reach a connection that will be for the sake of bestowal, at a higher level than now. I do not plan how the Creator will do this, I only ask Him to help us reach the desired result.
I understand that in my condition I am not capable of demanding more. If I start adding all sorts of conditions and details to it, I will simply erase my request.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/4/21, “Pesach” (Passover)
The Torah is the internal program of our desires, we must organize them according to it, feel its stories and actions generated in us, and begin to live within this system. We are all broken, but due to the fact that we engage in the Torah, its reforming light corrects us and correctly connects all the broken parts.
It is not the elements themselves that are broken, but the connections between them, and by adjusting them, we build ourselves, which is called “raising the Shechina from the dust.” Divinity is all fragmented into small egoistic desires and we need to gradually combine them into one system, which will become one person, Adam, similar to the Creator, where everyone is in mutual bestowal.
In fact, we study our correct internal structure and how to correct it according to the Torah so that the single higher force, besides which there is nothing, will open in us, fill and envelop us. In this way, we will correctly implement the Torah and feel how the upper force operates in us. We will attract it, hasten its opening, and create all the conditions on the part of the desire (Kli) for the manifestation of the power of light in it.
It is said that the Torah must be written on your heart. You need to go through and feel everything that the Torah says from the first words, “In the beginning” (Bereshit), to the last word, “Israel,” the whole process described in the Torah. In this way, we will adjust ourselves correctly and allow the Creator to clothe in us without any hindrances on our part. On the contrary, we will attract and engage Him, by become a correct vessel for the light, Divinity, in which the Creator is revealed.
The Creator created one complete desire, called Adam HaRishon before the sin, but then broke it into many parts. And we need to try to connect these parts, put them back together like a spiritual puzzle in each one of us and between all of us together. And after that, instead of this world, we will begin to see what is beyond it: the spiritual world in which one force, the Creator, rules, and all parts of reality are mutually connected in perfect unity.
Therefore, our perception of the Torah will completely change and instead of history, geography, events of ordinary life, which were presented to us in our egoism, a completely different form will appear—the spiritual one. Instead of many characters and people, we will see desires and how the two forces act: the Creator and the Pharaoh. And between them on this map stands Moses and all of us behind him.
The more we study the Torah, the clearer it will become that all of reality is included in this little book. Nothing else is needed except to imprint it on your heart, that is, on your desires. Then we will be certain that there really is nothing but this.
And for this to become a reality, it is necessary to embody this whole process in the group, in the ten, between us. It is necessary to find out how all the studied material is revealed between us, in our relations. We will begin to recognize these processes, see how they change, improve, and mend.
And the more we want this to happen to us in practice, the sooner we will reach the end of correction and clothe in the Torah, the entire upper light in the Kli called Israel, that is, directed only toward the Creator. The Creator will fill this vessel and “On that day, the Lord will be one and His name, ‘One.’” The light is perfect, the vessel will become perfect, and they will merge with each other.
All this is realized in a group, as it is said: “I dwell among my own people,” that is, within a group that reveals the light more and more as it unites. The light unites us and brings us closer until we feel that we are together in the same process under the influence of one light and become so close that we merge with the Creator, as it is said: “He is one and His name, One.” He, the Creator, is the light, and His name is the desire, the vessel, us. The light and our desires will thus become so similar to each other in the action of mutual bestowal: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,” that the Creator will completely clothe himself inside the creation He created.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/2/21, “Pesach (Passover)”
Therefore, on one hand, we need to fight with Pharaoh, but on the other hand, we need to learn to work with him. No desire can be neglected. All of them were created by the Creator, and we only need to organize them correctly.
I cannot cut off and throw away some of my desires, because then they will be lacking in my system. I must bring all desires to final correction.
No matter what desires are revealed in me, I must transfer everything into giving to the group and through it to the Creator, only in the form “From love for the creatures to love for the Creator.”
Advancement occurs precisely due to our mutual inclusion in each other. The smaller the distance between us, the closer we get, the closer we will become to the Creator. We will begin to feel that this is the same distance.
And then we will see that Pharaoh is also working not against us, but in our favor. He only shows us where there is a lack of correction in the relationship between us.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/2/21, “Pesach (Passover)”