Question: What are the ways of adding the intention to the seminars that are conducted for the general public?
Answer: The common thread of any seminar should be the thought that if we want to feel good there is no other way but realizing that we all are a part of one unified system and are totally interconnected.
It means that if we act as equals, as if we were members of one family, we’d be able to lead good lives because we’d be compatible with nature.
At this time, nature doesn’t require us to be “anti-egoistic,” nor does it want us to elevate above our ego. So far, nature wants us to realize the fact that we are all “tied” to each other, depend on each other as gears in one mechanism, and have to “rotate” in mutual harmony. This is what nature demands of humanity as a whole
However, humanity that now numbers seven billion has an internal part in; the role of this internal part is to serve as a conductor of the mutual force that can synchronize our moves in a “common dance.” In fact, it is the power of the Light. Only the Light can arrange all seven billion to consider each other and interact in a harmonious manner. It is the Light that creates coherence and originates reciprocal, mutual sensations in us; the Light influences everybody in an integral and unified way, thus bringing the entire system to act.
However, in order for the Light to descend and do its job, we need an “adapter” between it and humanity. The part that fulfills this job is called Israel. Our role is maintaining connection with the Light. It means that among us, in our little Bnei Baruch group we need to establish not just a family type of connection, but something much broader than that.
We have to be similar to the Light in our intention to bestow to each other so our friends become more important to us than we are to ourselves so that all our actions benefit and serve our friends. It is not enough to live as a common family in an “ant hill.” I exist only to bring benefit to all of Bnei Baruch. This is the real work for the sake of bestowal.
This is how the Light manifests itself; it happens because our joint desires are similar to the Light in their qualities, then the Light reveals in us and through us to the rest of seven billion.
However, the Light acts quite differently in the rest of humanity. First, only on the principle of bringing people together: “Don’t do to others what you hate for yourself.” Then, the Light gradually people reach “loving their neighbor as themselves.” So far it is due to mutual interdependence. Only after this level is attained do people approach the level of “loving the Creator.”
Accordingly, there are three steps that are defined by the Torah as commandments:
1. Do not do to others what you hate for yourself.
2. Love thy neighbor as thyself.
3. Love the Lord your God.
All of the above refers to unity among people within one spiritual system.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/13/14, Shamati #60