The states of “Israel” and “nations of the world” constantly alternate inside a person and this process does not depend on him. All he has to do is “push down on the gas,” strive forward with everything he’s got. To do that, one needs a strong connection with the group and relentless thought about spiritual advancement in the direction of bestowal. That is how the principle “Israel, Torah, and the Creator are one” is realized, which is the Creator’s command.
The more efforts a person makes, the more often these two states alternate. That’s when it is important not to let either of them knock you off track, not to wish to remain in either state, and not get stuck in either of them.
One must always see the goal ahead of him and aspire directly to it, even though the path is curvy and crooked. Every person is whirled about by his own Reshimot, as if he is advancing down a winding tunnel. There is nowhere to escape to and you only aspire forward, not making any calculations on the sharp turns.
Perhaps you want to stop, to experience the current state, to study it and “chew it up.” But that will never help. Try to go through all the places at full speed and don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with the path.
The only way to understand anything is from a higher level. A child never knows what developmental stage he is now going through. He understands only the previous stages. That is why older children can be instructors for younger ones. The best thing is to set up this kind of interaction between adjoining levels.
Therefore, we always aspire only forward, until the very end of correction. Only there will we reveal all the roots, all the initial, intermediate, and final states. When they interweave into one whole, then you will reveal the system in an instant and understand everything. Until then there is no truth that you can rely on.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/2/11, Writings of Rabash