Question: The article, “There Is None Else Besides Him,” speaks about the need for making our own efforts in the spiritual work, but all the states come from the Creator. When can we become independent?
Answer: Our independence is expressed in becoming similar to the Creator from within our egoism, thus including in us two opposing forces. If you take away the force of the ego, there will be nothing left of you. You will exist in Him like the starting point that He created as something from nothing, and will have no personal feeling of anything.
Initially, the Creator’s question was how to create an independent created being that is similar and equal to Him. This is what He does in all of creation.
We are committed to constantly try to attain a state of full adhesion with Him with the feelings and the mind that He summons in us.
Adhesion with Him means that both my feelings and my mind come from Him so that, through them, I will ascend above my ego and begin to actually feel His bestowal in me.
It is hard to express. There are no such words in our language.
On the whole, we have to yearn for connection with this only root, with this source—every moment, in every parameter, in every section, in the heart and the mind, in our desires and our thoughts.
Then, a new heart and mind will be created in us that work in order to bestow in a different coordinate system, in another dimension.
Only then will we begin to understand from what space this force operates. We will already enter this space, but only through systematic work on ourselves that brings about the recognition that everything in me and around me, everything, comes from Him at any second, at every moment.
From the Novosibirsk Convention 12/8/12, Lesson 3