Question: How is it possible to explain to people the difference between “a special means” (Segula) and mysticism?
Answer: “A special means” refers to clearly aimed, very clear actions. Segula is a formula that includes one coefficient that is unclear to me, although I know what conditions it requires in order to work.
The resulting function is composed of various variables that are interlinked by various connections. In this formula, I understand everything besides one “x.” However, it definitely belongs there and I take it into consideration. I know that when other conditions are met, it will also be realized and will produce a result.
I am not connected to this x and I don’t feel it the way I feel all the other elements. But after I do my part, it awakens and becomes realized. It’s as if it is concealed behind a curtain, but I know how to activate it. I was given a group and a method, I study and organize all of the conditions, and if I work correctly, then I activate this unknown.
I don’t have any doubts about it. It cannot fail to work if I initiate its activation. This is a surefire mechanism where by pressing the right button, I activate it. There won’t be any holdups or glitches. It is in my hands on the condition that I have taken all the other elements into my hands as well.
This x does not add anything besides the “seal of acceptance”: “You did everything right. You have established the right connection with others.” Its seal is a guarantee that in the connection I have made, I will reveal the upper force. Thus, the x in my formula is the final verification, the proof that I have formed the spiritual vessel.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/25/11, “Arvut”