It all began when the desire to receive that the Creator created was shattered and became egotistic, and its different parts distanced from one another. We started to feel that we exist inside our egoism, each by himself.
This is how we evolved starting from an absolute zero and passing through the still, animate, and vegetative levels of development, whereby we developed instinctively. Eventually, we reached the fourth stage of the development of desire, when we already must develop consciously. The world is entering this stage now.
This process actually started a long time ago, from the first man (Adam Ha Rishon), from ancient Babel, and then developed gradually, making a big leap at the time of the ARI. During all this time our desire connected more closely, and thanks to this connection new and more complex creatures and forms of the still, vegetative, and animate nature came into being. The plus connected with the minus, and the mutual influence among them begot creatures from amoeba to a multitude of different animals.
The more the separate parts connected to one another and increased the cooperation between them, the more evolution advanced. At the first stages of connection, the connection occurred instinctively, under nature’s pressure that pushed evolution forward. And so evolution reached the level of man in which the instinctive connection to certain social forms began: families, tribes, then cities, and states. Today the whole world is connected. That is, we observe a clear tendency towards connection.
Accordingly, the egoistic desire in man also became more intricate and complex. First it was composed of many different desires, but then the different desires connected more closely and penetrated one another. On top of classical science with its clear differentiation into disciplines, the synergy of different scientific areas occurs. Thus, all the laws in physics, chemistry, and biology come together and gradually form a unified picture of nature.
Our thoughts and desires become increasingly intertwined and incorporated into one another, and thanks to this we know the world more deeply. But the truth is that this world does not exist—we are in an ocean of Light! But the more complex my desire to receive becomes, the more I feel the world is revealed to me like it is. It’s like there are all these people around me, in fact, are part of my own desires. Now they only seem to me as strangers, but when we connect, we become “one man with one heart.”
The only intention of nature, be it the surrounding nature or the inner one, in man and his understanding, is directed at an increasingly tighter connection of the shattered desire to receive. We are in a constant process of connection, but today we’ve entered an era when this aspiration has to be conscious and understood by us. Nature is at the last, the fourth, level of its development, and it compels us to know its tendency and to support it. We need to justify, agree with, and follow it.
We cannot continue to develop instinctively like in the past when nature developed our desire and pushed us to perform certain actions. It sent us to discover America and encouraged us to perform many other things. We obeyed our desires, invented, and built.
But this is no longer the case. Today you have a choice: Do you want to do it or not, does it seem important to you or not? If it doesn’t seem important to you, nature begins to teach you indirectly so as not to deprive you of your free will. It’s just like a child who refuses to listen to his parents, and so they are forced to act cunningly and arrange difficulties for the child so that he will come to them by himself and ask for help. This is how nature plays with us, just like with a child, so as not to deprive us of the awareness, the understanding, and the agreement.
Nature pressures us, pushes us forward, and shows us the right direction. Yet it doesn’t compel us to advance. Nature is a very cunning politician, and we can learn a lot from it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/2011, Shamati #85