Question: Can I hasten the unfolding of the Reshimot (spiritual records, genes), or is it a constant value?
Answer: We descended into this world from the World of Infinity (Ein Sof) through five worlds, and from this world, we must now ascend back to the World of Infinity. Baal HaSulam describes this quite in detail in the Introduction to The Book of Zohar. On the way downward, the Reshimot broken in the process of the descent remain within us. This world has existed for fifteen billion years, and today, in 2010, we are the first to start the ascent, our correction.
We need to take the broken Reshimot and realize them anew in the five worlds, ABYA and Adam Kadmon. We must take the same steps, but this time, do so in the corrected way. In truth, these are not two different paths, upward and downward, but one ladder, one line. We descended it without awareness, unconsciously. Even in this world we are still completely unaware of what is going on.
When we start realizing our Reshimot, we don’t know what is happening to us, until we reach a certain level, cross the Machsom (the barrier separating us from spirituality). But after the Machsom, we begin to lift Reshimot through the worlds of Assiya, Yetzira, and Beria to Malchut of the World of Atzilut which is called Shechina. In the World of Atzilut, there is a mechanism of correction. That is where we correct everything and then begin to understand, feel, and comprehend the entire process.
We don’t pick the Reshimot. Everyone has a “helix,” a chain of Reshimot placed in them, and we pass through them one by one, from the first to the last.
The Light will work on them if we arouse it. Hence, we can only determine the pace by which the Reshimot unfold. If I plug into the group and studies, if I think and care for it during my free time, then by doing so, I hasten the pace of my development. Besides, it absolutely doesn’t matter how many free hours I have day by day. Somebody gets twenty and someone just two, but what matters is how you use them.
Everyone is placed in the setting most beneficial for him or her; it is not up to us. We, however, have to seek the most efficient use for our free time for the goal of spiritual development. This is discussed in the article “The Freedom“: One should get involved in the group as much as possible and there, in unity between us, aim all our effort farther: at dissemination and studying.
These are our main actions: unification in the group and transition from unity to dissemination and study. Thereby, you awaken the Light; the rest is not up to you.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, Shamati #16
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