Baal Hasualm, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)” (abridged version): The Lord hath spoken “Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.” And all the people answered together, and said: “All that, we will do.” These words do not seem to fit their role, because common sense dictates that if one offers one’s friend to do some work, and he wants him to agree, he should give him an example of the nature of that work and its reward. Only then can the receiver examine it, whether to decline or to accept.”
When we begin to work with the vessels, they are not round yet, because they are divided into three parts: head, internality, and end. As a whole, our reality is in the form of a pyramid that is made of five layers of coarseness: root, one, two, three, and four. This is all of reality.
The point in the heart (*) awakens in the purer vessels and they can fulfill the correction on the levels of root, one, and two. Together they make up the part called “Galgalta ve Eynaim,” (GE), or “Israel” which comes from the Hebrew words “Yasher Kel” meaning “straight to the Creator.” By their nature, they are the vessels of bestowal.
Of course, the lighter vessels of Israel are the first that awaken to correction. The correction itself is performed by the upper Light, which influence the points in their hearts so that they awaken. In these vessels there is the level of the forefathers that don’t need any preparation, and there is also the level of the sons who already have to work in a group or as a people, to go through the heaviness of the heart or to discover the “Egyptian bondage” in order to unite and to make a covenant among them around Mt. Sinai, and then to rise to the levels of the first and second temples.
And so the vessel of Galgalta ve Eynaim reaches its end of correction Gmar Tikkun, and then it is shattered and falls into the vessels of receiving, to a state of exile. Then there is the mixture, the mutual incorporation of the vessels.
At the end of this process, after 2000 years, comes the year 1995, the point from which the clarification and the correction begin.
It is said: “And you shall keep My covenant and ye shall be mine own treasure from among all peoples.” This means that the vessels of GE will have to correct themselves after the 2000 years of mixing. “A kingdom of priests” means that everyone works in bestowal and a “holy nation” is the nation that works for the world. Thus they serve the Creator and the other people and they don’t belong to themselves at all.
They have a choice only in the middle third of Tifferet, in which they come to the decision to devote the upper part to the Creator and to devote the lower part to serving the other nations so that they will also be corrected for the sake of the Creator.
The people of Israel agreed to that when they took upon themselves the correction of all the desires, in mutual guarantee and in unity. It is the desires that are revealed against unity, against the covenant, against mutual guarantee, that belong to the correction.
On the other hand, all the desires that do not belong to the connection, as “high” as they may be, are called “beastly” because they belong to our beastly body. In our world there are the levels of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate, while on the level of speaking, we are all connected to each other. This is why only the desires that yearn for connection or are against it belong to it.
Therefore, the desires on the levels of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate belong to this world and we don’t see them as part of the correction. For example, if you wish to eat ten meals a day, you don’t have to overcome this desire in order to reach the spiritual goal. Just focus on the desires that are aimed at bestowal upon others or those that are against bestowal upon others. They are the only spiritual desires, and only they are called Adam (Man).
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/23/11, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”</SPAN< p>