Redemption is when there are vessels that are a desire to receive. First they are revealed in us with an egoistic intention of in order to receive and we correct their intention into an altruistic one in order to bestow. Then the Light, the Creator’s presence, is revealed in our vessels according to our correction. Thus we feel the upper force inside us, the new upper reality, the upper world.
This correction is gradual, starting from the shattered egoistic vessels. First we can perform actions in this world only, not yet in our desires, but only physically. We connect within a group, come to study together, and perform different actions together. Although our actions totally lack the right intention in the heart, they are still beneficial, and evoke an illumination from a distance, which influences us more and more.
Thus we gradually advance, our actions become more and more focused, and the connection between us becomes more clarified until we acquire the complete vessel that is great in its measure and in its quality. Inside it we reveal the connection between us with the intention of in order to bestow among us and unto the Creator. This revelation is called redemption.
All the created beings resemble one another in that and each one simply acts according to his level, according to his dependence on the tree of life. On the whole, since the general soul of the first man was divided into many souls, its parts are in each of them. Being on his level, in his place, a person begins to feel how involved he is in the evolution of this life and of this world.
Some parts awoke in the time of ancient Babel, and only they are called Israel. Now other parts are reaching this mission. Some of them reached the group in the same way ten years ago, others five years ago, and some only yesterday or today. Eventually everyone with come together and be incorporated in one another and there will be no differences; anyone who joins us becomes a part of us.
All the souls who haven’t joined the process of correction by connection are called Gentiles according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, Goy, which means “a nation” in Hebrew. People who yearn for holiness, which means for mutual bestowal, are called a holy nation of Israel, which means Yashar-El (straight to the Creator).
It is said that “Israel cannot be redeemed unless they are all one bundle.” They will clearly have no spiritual power unless we connect. A spiritual vessel is connection., and the stronger it is in quality and quantity, the more compatible we are with the Upper Force.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/01/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam