From the book, Ohrot, by Rav Avraham Isaac HaCohen Kook: The structure of the world, which is at present crumbling at the feet of the terrible storms of the sword filled with blood, requires the building of the Israeli nation. The building of the nation and the revelation of its spirit is one thing, and it is completely united with the building of the world which is crumbling and awaits the full power of unity and elevation.
And all of this is found in the soul of the community of Israel. The spirit of the Creator fills it, the spirit fills it there, and it is impossible for the human spirit, which feels its soul pounding within, to be quiet at this great hour without calling upon all of the forces concealed within the nation: awaken and arise to your tasks. The voice of the Creator calls with power and we discern this from within our living soul and its movement. Israel is compelled to seek the source of its life, to stand here on the feet of its spiritual character.
All of the cultures in the world will be renewed through the renewal of our spirit, all the sciences will be straightened, all lives will be illuminated with the happiness of the new birth in our uprising, all faiths will be clothed in new clothes, removing their soiled garments and will dress in precious clothing that was prepared from yore for every nation and every person in the well of Israel. The blessing of Abraham to all nations of the earth will begin its activity with power and revelation and will begin according to its foundation, anew, among us in the Land of Israel. The present destruction is a preparation for a new revival….
During the exile of this idea, this method, it acted in a hidden way within the people of Israel. But beginning from the time of the Ari and onward, when the period of the exile was concluded, the method began to be revealed. Since the exile brought about mutual integration, today the most refined parts of the soul begin to be aroused everywhere.
So the correction is drawn from the lightest parts to the heavier and heaviest. Each one in whom the power to recognize and discover the Creator is awakened and whoever is ready to work towards this is called Israel (Yashar-Kel).
And together with this on the material plane, there is also a group called the people of Israel. Both on these and on those the obligation for correction has been imposed. If the Reshimo (reminiscence) of Yashar-Kel has not yet been revealed, then it’s impossible to demand anything from this person. He acts according to his desires: food, sex, family, money, power, knowledge. And those who feel the desire to discover the meaning of life try to realize their Reshimo in spiritual development above physical development, and they build this on the face of that urge.
There has been no example in history for our period of correction so we cannot take an example from anywhere. It’s unique in that people who have the Reshimo Yashar-Kel must realize the method of correction actively to build the complete Kli called the Third Temple.
In order to realize the building of the Kli, they must first correct the connection between them because the Kli is built from the unification of all of these Reshimot together. And together with this they must attract all the rest of the Kelim, the souls, beginning with the lightest Kelim to the heavier.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/18/14