Question: If we are at the lowest state and there is nowhere to keep falling, then what kind of development of events do all of Baal HaSulam’s prophecies talk about, where he writes about the possibility of a third and fourth world war and so on?
Answer: This is only a revelation of our state, a revelation of evil, rather than a descent. If our state can get even worse, it is simply be a revelation of “sinners,” meaning broken Kelim or desires, or Reshimot (informational data) that are even more broken.
After the breaking in the World of Nekudim, we are in a completely broken Kli or desire, but Reshimot become revealed from it gradually, step by step. First the finest Reshimot are revealed, then increasingly coarser ones, until the final, worst Reshimot are revealed.
We are now at the lowest layer of this desire where the worst Reshimot are being revealed. These Reshimot belong to the human level and they are very heavy, which is why the most difficult states are now being revealed.
However, precisely these Reshimot can awaken us to correction. Yet, if we do not realize them correctly, it will lead us to great catastrophes. Still, this is not deemed correction, even though in relation to spirituality, revelation of evil is revelation growing closer.
We are already in the dark. If the darkness starts to become clearer, it is already the Light shining and clarifying it. But if we do not clarify anything, it is the worse thing possible.
When the Light begins to shine on our present state, we start to see darkness. Feeling darkness is already the opposite side of the Light. In Aramaic “night” is called “Orta,” which comes from the Hebrew word “Light.” Darkness is opposite to Light, but the Light itself illuminates our flaws and that is why we feel darkness. This is already revelation.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/22/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot