The Message of Light
desires are not sufficiently developed yet to grasp the altruistic message. And they
couldn't bear it either. They would immediately run away. That is why there is
a concealment preventing us from perceiving the idea of love.
People start hearing its reverberations and changing little by little.
happens by means of the upper Light.
However, under its influence people do not get smarter because we are not
talking about regular wisdom. Spiritual ideas can only be grasped with the help
of the Light. When it pours upon me, I start understanding something, and
that's how it happens again and again. After a period of despair and pressure,
I suddenly feel that the time did not go by in waste. It turns out that this
was a transition to a new phase of inner development.
experiences these transitions. We are still unable to prepare for them or to
control them, to regulate their ascents and descents,
the fillings and revelations. However, the time will come when you will control
them, as it is written, "I awaken the dawn instead of the dawn awakening me."
From the 5th part of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 06/27/11, "Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)"
Worlds That Move Toward One Another
spiritual reality is above time, motion, and space, in a state that we are
unable to imagine. We perceive everything with relation to time, in which we imagine
motion, or with respect to motion that we imagine in time. And all of this
happens in a certain place to us.
On one hand,
these three parameters in which we perceive the world limit us very much. But
on the other hand, for now precisely they give us the only opportunity to feel
our reality inside of them. If we were not limited by time, motion, and space,
then we would not perceive the world at all.
reality lies inside of the boundaries of time, motion, and space, even though
these notions do not exist in reality! Therefore, the world we now perceive
inside of these three limitations is called an imaginary
But when we
begin to develop spiritually, we reveal the true reality in which there is no
time, motion, or space. We attain it from our level and higher, meaning by
advancing upwards, toward an increasingly greater quality of bestowal,
revealing the root that moves toward us from above downward: from the absolute
quality of bestowal to greater restrictions in order to be able to reveal
itself to us.
But in this
reality, there are obviously no changes, not from below upwards nor from above
downwards. The entire expansion of the worlds form the world of Infinity,
various Partzufim, Sefirot, and breakings, until our state in
this world, and our attainment where we ascend up along the spiritual levels, all of this exists only in
relation to the person attaining them.
him, in his attainment, he reveals a reality that seems to have been organized
for him before from above downwards, until the level he now reveals. And he
ascended to that level from below upwards. However, all of this exists inside a
person and is felt in relation to his revelation and self-correction.
before him there were no actions from the Creator's end. Everything was
completed in one initial act of creation. And it is also something we cannot
understand: What does it mean that creation did not exist and then it emerged?
After all, that already presupposes the existence of some sort of time, a
beginning and end? But that's just how we describe it using our human language.
These two notions:
the expansion of the worlds from above downwards and the attainment of reality
from below upwards, create the perception of the world that allows us to exist
for now. And the higher a person rises up the spiritual ladder, the greater the
gap he perceives between these two meeting points, understanding how relative
his perception and he, himself, are.
this is talking about the will to enjoy that attains itself or its creation by
the Creator. All the levels of revelation that are contained inside one, single
act of the Creator are revealed to us gradually, one after the other, in order
to build the right perception
of reality in us.
we now need two levels of attainment until they finish developing in us by
virtue of our efforts and the desire to connect them together. But in the end
they will merge and the entire expansion of the worlds from above downwards and
our ascent from below upwards will unite in one point of total unity, which is
called Malchut of the world of Infinity.
From the 1st part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 06/27/11, Shamati