Question: In forests we see a “beastly” environment, in a city we see a “consumer” environment, and in a Kabbalistic convention there is an environment of “unity.”
Since the environment is what controls people, their behavior, their thoughts, and their desires, can I call Sefirot an environment that is present in a society?
If this is right, can you explain the spiritual environment; does it exist on its own, or does the society need to create it?
Answer: The spiritual world doesn’t exist, just as our world doesn’t. Our world is created only within our sensations, within our “receptive” properties, and we need to create the spiritual world with special properties of “bestowal,” which we acquire.