Question: The recognition of the shattering, of the total oppositeness of our attributes, is simply a disaster after which we don’t see how we can advance. What can we do about it?
Answer: If a person discovers such a shattering, he already begins his correction because then he understands that his advancement is only possible in “faith above reason.” It’s like wanting to ascend to the human level while being on a beastly level. It’s like trying to make a human being out of a cow, a cat, or even a monkey. You understand that it is impossible. Something is needed here that can never happen.
Now you are discovering that you will never be able to be human! After all, your state is such that the Creator will always outplay you because you are a beast, an angel.
You will be able to ascend and to become human only if the upper Light comes and performs a miracle on you. This is why it is called “the miracle of the exodus from Egypt,” “the miracle of the crossing the Red Sea.” It all happens miraculously, that is, it has nothing to do with the level and the state you are in. A force from an upper level comes to you and performs this miracle.
Scientists don’t know how the vegetative level evolved from the still matter. Try to bring a stone to life, let’s see what happens. How does the animate level evolve from the vegetative? Something like that is simply impossible in nature with its accurately separated levels: One is the vegetative level, and the other is animate. Between the vegetative and the animate levels there is some intermediate form called the “dog of the field,” and between the inanimate and the vegetative there are the corals. Between the animate and man there is the monkey that doesn’t belong to either level.
We don’t understand what the monkey form symbolizes in spirituality. To be a monkey means to perform actions by which you are trying to resemble a human. Then the upper Light influences you and transforms you from the level of the animate to that of the speaking.
The term “monkey” indicates that my desire is to resemble a human, Adam, meaning to resemble the Creator.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/8/2012, TES