The desire to receive is the matter of creation. This desire develops on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature and undergoes different phases as a result of which more and more complex structures are formed. The elementary particles gather into atoms, the atoms are connected into molecules, and the molecules are connected into different materials: gases, liquids, solids, and plasma.
Later, the level of the vegetative formed including all its components. Here the organization and composition of matter is much more complex and unique since it develops, absorbs, emits, multiplies, etc. The animate level is even more complex.
Generally speaking, matter increasingly includes more different parts and is more complex. Different processes occur in it caused by internal software and also by the external influence of the environment.
Eventually there is the level of man, which in its development also undergoes the three earlier phases: the still, vegetative, and animate. Wisdom is developed, and desires for food, sex, a family, money, respect, and knowledge. Mankind develops emotionally and cognitively, and the main part of our development is in the relations between people, social development.
In addition to that, modern research indicates that we give up our cognitive development for the sake of social relations. This is because society generally emits and expels people who are too intelligent. They are humiliated because they stand in society’s way of feeling as one body. Society prefers people who are grey, simple…
Therefore, according to the software of nature, humanity has preferred to develop, not in a special emotional or cognitive way in the form of a large, unified, grey society, but one in which people are connected. This is what we are more attracted to while we don’t like, belittle, and reject everything that is not part of this standard framework. This is the way we evolve.
Eventually we reach a special stage in which global society becomes more or less homogeneous, and the point in the heart begins to awaken in many people—a new deficiency, a new desire. It is a special desire that is revealed according to the plan of creation, and there is nothing we can do about it. It isn’t a way to be above others on the same plane, not an addition of intellect, feelings, or any other talent. No, this point totally belongs to another world and therefore involves no competition with anyone as is customary in our world.
For ages impudent people who tried to stand out in society and to be above others were excommunicated because society usually doesn’t tolerate such people. But the point in the heart is a totally new urge. It doesn’t invoke competition against someone who doesn’t have that point; it opens a new world for everyone and on the whole doesn’t interrupt in anyway. Such people are called “Israel,” which means Yashar-El (straight to the Creator). They interact with one another, with others, and especially with the upper force in a different manner.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/10/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam