Be Your Own Psychologist
person must be his own spiritual psychologist; he always has to keep track of
which way his "scale" is leaning: towards
goodness or evil. As well, he must analyze all of his qualities and work
on them. He must check every one of his qualities to see what it is and where
it belongs because through these qualities, he will begin to feel the Creator.
Zohar talks about the system that governs and controls our qualities. In this system,
the Creator is the One who implements all the actions within these qualities.
He invites us to get to know Him through all of these qualities, their actions,
and this entire system. This is the only place where we can meet Him. In The
Book of Zohar, He is telling us a story through which we can start to
recognize Him, the qualities He created, how He connected them with one
another, and how we can start checking them.
this way we discern the system, its structure, and its functionality, as well
as the force that operates it. This is how we will get to know the Creator
since this system is a connecting link between us and the Creator.
system will disappear at the End of Correction because there will be nothing
left to conceal and connect. There will be an absolute, universal connection.
One On One With The Creator
We are now working
on developing the right approach to The Book of Zohar. This is the
greatest challenge facing us because we do not understand this book. We have to
look at the narration differently than we've ever done before. After all, we
have never looked inside ourselves, but always outside. We always pointed to
something outside of us, trying to discern it and learn what it is. But now we
have to conduct an inner observation and point inside ourselves, which is a
very unusual thing to do.
When we read the
words, "Job, Pharaoh," and so on, we immediately think of history, geography,
relationships between people, and all kinds of other external things. But
Kabbalah says, "No, on the contrary, you have to look inside yourself and
search for these things there." Yet, we don't understand how to do this and
where to look for all of this inside us. It would be easier if we at least
experienced some inner sensations while reading about "Pharaoh," for example.
But this doesn't happen; instead, we suddenly begin to think about a person
that lived in Ancient Egypt 5000 years ago. This is our problem.
In reality this
false perception was arranged deliberately so that while imagining all of these
things externally, we would force ourselves and make efforts to imagine it
inside us. We go from the imaginary world to the world of forces, desires, and
qualities by trying to look inwards of our own accord and searching for the
Creator there. This helps us come out of our current, illusionary world and
focus on the inside in order to see and reveal the Creator there.
Then we reveal that
this world does not exist, and neither do Pharaoh, Bilam, Balak, Job,
and all the other impressions that The Zohar evokes in us. None of it
exists; these are all forces that the Creator awakens in us in order for us to
recognize Him: the single existing force. Then all of these numerous forces and
qualities disappear and you remain one on one with the Creator. To get there,
however, you had to raise yourself, expand, and build yourself to such an
all-enveloping size that enables you to understand Him, to feel Him, and to be
fulfilled by Him.
This is the unity
between the Creator and the creation which we have to achieve through
equivalence of form. And The Book of Zohar teaches us all of this.