At the end of exile, we’re being given an opportunity to speed up our liberation on our own. Only during this segment of time and for the first time in our long development, there is now a window of opportunity for freedom of choice and our personal involvement. There will be no other chance like this; it only exists on this part of the path.
For the first time in history, we’re situated in this exact stage. Only during this brief interval of time can we realize our free will and development by the good path (Achishena – by hastening time).
Our present state is meant particularly for this purpose. Before it, we were all controlled by nature or by the reverse side of the Light or exile. In a little while, the Light will be revealed with the help of the Creator and then we will be controlled by its front side. In the meantime, we’re situated between these two sides. Only here do we have freedom of choice.
We’ve been given a chance to become independent, and everyone should appreciate the uniqueness of this opportunity. It is being realized right here and now. This has never happened before and it will never happen again.
From the Evening Zohar Lesson 4/12/10