The Creator Does Not Exist Outside of Us
Question: How is it possible to ask the Creator for help and to desire only to bestow, without receiving anything for ourselves?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: This is exactly what we ask for. I ask the Creator to give me the opportunity to bestow, where "to bestow to the Creator" means to bestow to the group because it is written, "I dwell among My people." This is the same thing.
There is no other Creator. "I dwell among My people" means that He becomes revealed in the group. The common force of the group is called "the Creator." To bestow to the group as a whole means to bestow to the Creator.
We think about this in the earthly sense and that's why it seems to us, "What's so special about the group? What can I give to them? How silly!" But if you really would come out of yourself to bestowal to others, you would reveal the upper reality instead of this world. It's just that we don't achieve this.
A question arises: But many philosophic teachings also advocated bestowal to society and considered the voice of the people to be the voice of God? Yet, that is incorrect because they did not use the correcting Light, the inner force that is present in society.
At the end of the day, what does the science of Kabbalah say? You have nothing besides desire. Inside of this desire there is a special force called "the Creator," which was concealed there from the beginning. You can awaken this force inside of the group if you really want to advance to it, to bestow to the group. There you come face to face with the end results -with yourself, with the group, and with the Creator. Everything is inside of the group, in the bestowal that you acquire outside of yourself.
And it makes no difference whether you bestow to the group or the Creator. Bestowal in the group means bestowal to the Kelim or desires of others, whereas bestowal to the Creator means that you become more included into the common force of bestowal that reigns inside of these desires.
We have to detach from the religious notions, from our inherent faith in some kind of Creator who rules somewhere up in the sky and influences us from there. Look at how much power this stereotype still has over us! But in fact, there is no upper force outside of us! This force is inside of the group, in the connection between us. And there is nothing besides this reality, which you reveal. There is nothing outside of reality.
By delving increasingly deeper into these notions, you start to understand that this is a very materialistic approach.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 03/21/11, The Zohar