Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”: “The fact of the matter is that the Creator delivered our holy land from the foreigners and has given it back to us, yet we have not received the land into our own authority, since the time of reception has not yet come, as we explained concerning the complete attainment.”
Question: Is it possible for the State of Israel to achieve economic independence?
Answer: The State of Israel is the only country in the world that has a chance to become totally independent. Definitely, there is a possibility for it. As to the implementation of this chance, it all depends on the Bnei Baruch Israeli group and Bnei Baruch groups around the world. From the Israeli point of view, we are the only place in the world, the only country, the only people, who can become really independent. No other country is capable of it. All countries are interlaced with each other and depend on each other, but we are not the same.
Today, the world is still in the process of revealing the global interconnection, but soon it will discover that it depends on us. That’s when the problem will arise. If we don’t correct our relationship with the Creator and with other nations, they will blame us for all troubles that happen in the world: the crisis, ecological calamities, etc. We’ll be judged guilty of everything!
In fact, they are right, since troubles happen because we are in the upper Light’s way, thus preventing It from spreading and fulfilling everybody, whereas we should rather be working as an “adapter.” So, accusations in our direction are inevitable. The crisis is escalating and our interdependency becomes more obvious. This forces many people to see protectionism and fascism as ways out. Distress and instability are yet to come. The US and many other countries will collapse and everybody will unanimously hold us responsible for these disasters. The UN that created the State of Israel may make a decision on its dissolution: “Last time we made a mistake. Who is for the dissolution? Unanimously…”
This will happen in case we fail to do what we are supposed to. Besides, the prophets predicted much more severe hardships.
So, you are asking about the economy, but in fact we really can become independent of everybody in everything. The entire world is dependent, including on us, and we are independent of all if we manage to connect with the Creator for the sake of conveying His abundance to the entire world. If we cope with this task, we will be indestructible. It is the only reliable action, place, and state.
Conversely, as long as we are deprived of the Light and stay detached from the Creator, darkness will rule and we will spread it to the rest of the world. A black candle is what the nations of the world sense we are.
Israel can be the most developed and rich country in the world, but it is all about a special wealth that has nothing to do with bank accounts. The thing is that we should develop spiritually without considering anything else.
Instead of trying to follow other nations’ examples, trying to look like them or copying them, our nation has to contemplate the major question: “What can we do to serve the Creator and the world?” Our mission is to be a transitional link that is attached to the Creator on one side and to the nations of the world on the other side.
For that, Bnei Baruch members (the internal part of Israel) have to ask themselves: “How can we, the world group, stay connected with the Creator and transmit bestowal to other nations of the world through the people of Israel according to the general structure of the pyramid?” This is our duty; this is our place. We are the Bina or the “Kingdom of Priests.” In general, the entire people of Israel have to ascend to this task.
In order to cope with this work, we have to study Baal HaSulam’s books and re-write them in the form that will be clear to many. Today, during this relatively “quiet” period of time, Israel has to rise above the current events that serve as external incentives. We should think of our mission and of what the Creator wants us to create from the situation we are going through. We should enhance dissemination; first, internal dissemination in our groups, so that it starts pouring out from the inside to the outside, onto the people of Israel that live on the land of Israel, then to the people of Israel that are dispersed all over the world, and finally to the nations of the world.
It is our duty to act both internally and externally; otherwise, we won’t serve as a link between the Creator and the creation. For that, we have a very limited time on our hands.
At the same time, we are not obligated to “carry the whole world” on our shoulders. We should work as a doorman who opens the entrance: “Please come in!” There is nothing easier than this: On one hand, we are plugged into “Keter” (the first three Sefirot of Bina), on the other hand, we are connected to Malchut (the seven lower Sefirot of Bina.) So, it is as if we don’t even exist. The middle point is all there is, the middle third of Tifferet, Klipat Noga, which constantly decides what has to be reduced, what has to be added, what is good and what is wrong. Thus, we manage to regulate the “traffic.”
Here, everything depends on our attitude. We are afraid of responsibilities, shame, criticism… But there is no other choice; we have to do the best we can to fulfill the duty that is entrusted to us.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/10/13, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”