Baal HaSulam, “The Nation”: Let us take planet Earth as an example: First, it was but a ball of fog, like gas. Through the gravity inside it, it concentrated the atoms in it, over a period of time, into a closer circle. As a result, the ball of gas was turned into a liquid ball of fire.
Over eons of terrible wars between the two forces in Earth, the positive and the negative, the chilling force in it was finally triumphant over the force of liquid fire, and cooled a thin crust around the Earth and hardened there.
However, the planet had not yet grown still from the war between the forces, and after some time the liquid force of fire overpowered and erupted in a great noise from the bowels of the Earth, rising and shattering the cold hard crust to pieces, turning the planet into a liquid ball of fire once again. Then an era of new wars began until the cool force overpowered the force of fire once more, and a second crust was chilled around the ball, harder, thicker and more durable against the outbreak of the fluids from amidst the ball.
This time it lasted longer, but at last, the liquid forces overpowered once again and erupted from the bowels of the Earth, breaking the crust in pieces. Once more, everything was ruined and became a liquid ball.
Thus, the eons interchanged, and every time the cooling force was victorious, the crust it made was thicker. Finally, the positive forces overpowered the negative forces and they came into complete harmony: the liquids took their place in the abdomen of the Earth, and the cold crust became thick enough around them to enable the creation of organic life as it is today.
These opposing forces can be observed at all levels of nature. And most importantly, they come to equilibrium through the war between them. That’s the whole point. Wherever these forces meet, they fight with each other. It looks like war from outside, but inside, it is reconciliation.
Reconciling, each time they create more developed forms. Initially through confrontation, these forces connect with each other and produce atoms, molecules, compounds, and various kinds of still matter in the universe. Then, the same two forces, positive and negative, combine to create life, from the primitive to the highest level. Thus, their war is not a war at all, but communication. But we can discern it only to the extent of the depth of our sight.
And therefore, today we can plunge into the opposition of these forces, acting in human society, and starting wars in the world. However, there is another opportunity: to understand that the opposing forces are destined to eventually reconcile with each other. And if so, let us do this in advance, not burdening ourselves with bloodshed that will finally point to the same place of connection. We can accomplish everything ahead of time.
However, the reallocation of money and resources from rich to poor will not help here. Fair distribution means something else for everyone, and therefore, it leads to wars and power struggles. So, let us understand what the next stage of development will be, what form our final unity will take. Having created it in advance, right now, we will avoid the war that rages on our way. We will “jump over” it to find ourselves at the good stage of unity at once.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/2011, “The Nation”