All of humanity except for Kabbalists is allegedly engaged in attaining spirituality, the Creator. It applies even to the secular who do not have anything to do with spirituality and lead a simple, animalistic way of life.
However, if you look a little deeper, all of their actions tell you that they are searching for it as well. Everyone is searching in his or her own way, through culture, music, and literature. But they treat these things as if they were a kind of deity, something lofty, great, and eternal. They relate to science the same way as well.
The search for scientific answers is also worshiping other gods because people are trying to attain spirituality through science, by discovering what is concealed in nature. They are searching at the level of their small desires.
However, they don’t even know what they are doing. In truth, besides its animalistic life, humanity is searching only for spirituality. People just don’t know about it and continue to roam like cows in a meadow.
Each person feels that he is searching in the right way, according to the Aviut (coarseness) of their desire. But with egoism growing from generation to generation, a person’s search gets closer to the wisdom of Kabbalah. And when he comes to Kabbalah, the questions begin: “What is the meaning of my life? What am I living for? Everything is nonsense, I want to be on another level. I want to know the Creator, to reveal Him.”
Didn’t he want to reveal spirituality before? Previously, he believed that he could reveal spirituality by discovering a new law of nature, by creating beautiful art or literature, or through prayers and meditation. But after all of these searches, people come to a state where they simply have to attain the Creator in their new organs of perception, which are now being revealed. This is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Abraham took people like that with him. However, we are not referring to the man who left for the land of Canaan, but to the desire to receive of all of humanity, which is sorting itself according to one’s affiliation with these teachings. That’s precisely what the Torah talks about: a global, universal desire.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/27/10, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”