All of our work is to acquire the property of bestowal above the property of reception so at every moment I clarify that all that happens within me and around me, in all my thoughts and desires, in the entire picture of reality, comes only from the Creator. I clarify this despite all the disturbances that come to me from the world. The world shows that, allegedly, a multitude of various extraneous factors and forces work in it, establishing my state and affecting me. But behind all of this I have to see the Creator.
It is easier to do this if the world relates to me with hostility and I try to flee from it. But when I become strong enough, I’m being sent forces that seem good, attracting me to this world. I have to oppose them saying that this is evil, even worse than what was before.
I need to at least be as thankful for the evil as for the good and to be grateful for the suffering more than for the temptations that attract me to this world. Behind it all I must see the rule of one Creator, the Good who does Good.
This work is called the work of the Creator because, through it, I learn how the Creator relates to me, teaching me his “customs.” I discover that the Creator surrounds me with all this virtual reality so that through this world, above this reality, I will discover the force that activates me and creates all of reality for me.
I need to always see that this is the Creator’s finger that directs me to choose, to be in the Klipat Noga, in the middle third of Tifferet. With this I recognize that everything comes from one source only, from Keter, from Sun. I must adhere to Him like Moon, to reflect to Sun the Light that I received from it.
But I bless the state of the new moon, which is completely dark and doesn’t shine. It is enough for me to remain in faith above reason, in bestowal above reception. I bless this form specifically, the form to which I aspire in my work.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/24/13, Writings of Rabash