Question: What is the point of unity that we reached at the convention? Could you describe it in more detail? Where is it with respect to the Machsom (the barrier separating us from spirituality)? How is it felt? How do people recognize feeling it? How do they determine that they hold on to it?
Answer: This point is located on the Machsom itself. This point is the unity between our world group consisting of thousands of people who are interconnected, want to be tied together, and try to connect with each other in all possible kinds of relations. The goal of our connection is to reach mutual bestowal called “mutual guarantee.”
We are ready to support and think about each other and to take care of the common Kli among us. That is, we are ready to strengthen each other and want everyone to awaken. There is no competition or rivalry here, when I would want to become stronger at the expense of others and not think about them. On the contrary, I want for all of us to become stronger, and for my friends, who in this case become as my children to me, to feel the result of my efforts first.
With respect to the group, I have to feel myself in the following three states:
- I take care of them as if they were the lower ones, like a mother takes care of her children or the Creator takes care of the creatures.
- I relate to them as to the greater ones, considering them the greatest people of the generation. I’m ready to serve them and do everything for them in order to get the greatness of the goal and strength from them.
- I want to be their friend, their equal, neither higher nor lower, and for all of us to unite in one “embrace.”
In this “embrace,” we reach a fusion of our desires. From these three relations toward the other, each of us and all of us together reach one desire, one thought, and want the Creator to fill us.
But here, we then discover that we’re not connected enough. There is still something with which we need to connect. Then we demand for the Light that reforms to unite and then fill us. This is what our work is about.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/11/2011, The Zohar