Everything comes from the Creator, the Upper Force. The Light and darkness both come from Him, as it is written, “He who creates the Light and the darkness.” When desiring to reveal Him, I have to take these two forces and correctly unite them together. Right now they seem opposite to one another and I don’t understand how two opposite forces can come from one source – for example, good and evil, light and darkness, impurity (Klipa) and holiness, which are caught in a constant struggle.
So how is it possible to unite them? In our world we often see qualities and actions that are diametrically different from each other – ones that are wonderful and good, or evil, repulsive and horrible. How can it be possible to combine them together and attribute them to one source – the Creator?
In spirituality this schism and difference between qualities is much greater than in our world. Yet we have to build an inner system that connects opposite forces together, because that is how they really exist – in peace and harmony, one complementing the other. Neither of them can exist without the other.
By building this system within myself, I begin to understand its root, to see where this opposition comes from and what is really happening. We still don’t understand this. This won’t make sense to us until we gain the ability to build ourselves above the Machsom, in spirituality. Until then, we can either be on one extreme or the other, or severed from both, but we are unable to be in unity and harmony with two opposite forces.
By working to unify two opposite forces inside me, I build a point of contact between them, a system where they unite despite being opposite. Neither suppresses the other, as it happens in our world; rather, the two reach total harmony. The space I build within is my “I,” my soul, which is equal to the Creator.
The Creator is one, but relative to me, He breaks up into two forces – a positive one and a negative one, a plus and a minus. I connect these two forces inside me into one system, and it turns out that the system I build between the plus and the minus is completely equal to the Creator.
In this manner, I attain the Creator through His actions. I thereby build within me a human being who is similar to the Creator. I am one in the system of Malchut, and I am the same as the Creator in the system of Keter. All of our work lies in attaining this equivalence.