Patience Is Key To The Healing Process
We are being influenced by the Upper Light, which raises us above our
egoistic desire. However, later on we will have
to continue coming out of that desire on our own. When the Light elevates us,
it makes it seems like we are escaping Egypt. Yet, can we really escape Egypt
if it is inside us, if it is our very nature?
This brings us to the question: What does it mean that we are in the
desert? It's when Egypt returns to me and I have to come out of every part of
it. This is referred to as the 40-year journey through the desert. It's when I
sequentially increase and discern my desires, like a human embryo whose organs
develop in a sequence, one after another. First one part develops, then
another; and the development moves in one direction followed by another, while
overcoming various obstacles and problems. The process of the soul's growth and
development is similar to that of the embryo in a mother's womb.
We have to appreciate the fact that we have The Book of Zohar because it is the means of salvation that changes us from one day to the next.
However, we won't feel the result until this means starts to act in the full
measure. It works gradually, like medicine that has been prescribed to a sick
person who has to take it take every day, but will only start to feel better
several weeks later.
In the meantime, he continues taking the medicine every day, but feels
even sicker. The same happens with our spiritual development. Therefore, we
must be patient and constantly add more efforts, even though it seems like the
medicine isn't working - until our cup overflows.
Walking In One Intention With The Light
Usually it takes time to enter the
flow of The Zohar's text. How can we
speed up this entrance?
depends on a person's state. It takes me at least 20 minutes, and sometimes up
to 40 minutes to begin feeling The Zohar and connecting to it, to begin working together with it in one shared
breathing, on its waves.
has to read and wait for it to happen. But the time of preparation is not a
waste. It is great work when one must have faith that The Zohar will soon be revealed to him. You already have experience
and you know how it happens. You understand that all you have to do is
continue, and eventually some sort of connection will open up.
virtue of this connection, we begin to feel The
Zohar, to perceive it closer to us. We begin to receive a greater illumination
from it; the text "plays" with us, awakening change inside us.
of this takes time. The time of preparation is necessary to establish contact
with The Book. Therefore, it is very
important and you have to be patient, giving it as much time as necessary.
After all, it is very important to me for this to happen! And I am sure that it
will definitely happen. I wait for it and desire it, and that is how I connect
with The Book. Later you will feel
that it isn't just some picture clearing up before you, but you are entering an
ocean of sensations and inner changes. You are starting to experience many
ascents and descents, where The Zohar makes you shift to the left or the right (with regard to your spiritual
sensations). You will feel very clear and drastic phenomena within you, feeling
how the Upper Force operates within your matter.
advancement lies in the fact that I am waiting for this to correct me and bring
me to unity, love for the neighbor, and unity with the Creator. It is for this
sake that I am reading and making efforts. In that case, I am waking in one
intention with the Light.