“Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 12: This is the meaning of the existence of time in this world. You find that first, these two above opposites were divided into two separate subjects, namely Kedusha and Sitra Achra, by way of, “even the one as well as the other.” They are still devoid of correction, for they must be in the same subject, which is man.
Therefore, the existence of an order of time is necessary for us, since then the two opposites will come in a person one-by-one…
It is impossible to directly connect the two opposites: the qualities of the Creator and the qualities of creation. That is why we have to move in a step by step manner, first delving into an empty desire, then making a correction and being filled by Light, then going into emptiness again, then correction and Light, and so on. As we descend and ascend in this way, we advance from below upwards, increasing our desire and then correcting it with our intention so it bestows.
Only these changes give us the sensation of time. If we did not have the inner changes of desire and intention, then we would not feel time. We would remain in an unchanging state. Therefore, there is no time in the World of Infinity because there, everything is corrected.
To be in spiritual space means to cleave to one state or one principle above all the changes. That is why we don’t feel time there. We are familiar with this even from our regular lives: If we are engrossed in a game or work, then we don’t feel time passing by. We might be going through many states, but above it all we cleave to one single point, and then we don’t feel time. In other words, time does not depend on how we advance through descents and ascents, small states and great states. It depends only on how committed we are to this direction, the single point of adhesion, despite all the changes. Then we don’t feel time.
That is why we ascend above time in the spiritual world. Passing the Machsom (the barrier between this world and the spiritual world) means holding on to this principle. Then you begin to feel what it means to be above time. There is no mysticism here. It is simply that we ascend, in our sensations, above the changes, and therefore time disappears.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/7/10, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot“
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