Baal HaSulam, Shamati, article 199, “To Every Man Of Israel”: Every man of Israel has an internal point in the heart, which is considered simple faith. This is an inheritance from our fathers, who stood at Mount Sinai. However, it is covered by many Klipot (shells), which are all kinds of dresses of Lo Lishma (not for Her Name), and the shells should be removed. Then his basis will be called “faith alone,” without any support and outside help.
According to a point in the heart, a person is called Israel, which means Yashar El (straight to the Creator). It is the vessels of bestowal that awaken a person to yearn for the Creator while the Klipot pull him in different directions but toward the upper force of faith. The foundation of Israel is the attribute of bestowal that is totally free of any reception for oneself.
Question: How is the inner point of Israel connected to the nation of Israel?
Answer: The vessels were shattered and have been through corrections on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, and then took on the form of the speaking in our world, until finally the inner spiritual form was gradually revealed in them, an attitude towards the Creator. Everything started from first man (Adam HaRishon) and so he is called the first, because he was the first in our world who took on the form of a man, Adam, meaning that he resembled the Creator. But the direction of Yashar El wasn’t really clarified even later for twenty generations, from Adam to Abraham. It also wasn’t clarified during the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was only as a result of the work of Jacob (Israel), with the force of Esau (the left line) that was revealed through Pharaoh, that it was possible to understand this inclination. Only then did the descendants of Abraham reach the level of Israel (Yashar El), which means that they established themselves above their desire to receive and above it they managed to focus themselves straight to the Creator.
Thus Abraham’s group reached the level of the receiving of the Torah and further corrections that later enabled them to reach the level of the First Temple, the private end of correction.
However no state is preserved in spirituality, but immediately changes and moves on to the next phase. Therefore immediately afterward, the children of Israel entered the phase of the shattering in order to be incorporated with the Babylonians, with the rest of humanity. The incorporation began with the destruction of the First Temple, when the ten tribes of Israel dispersed among the nations of the world; we still don’t know what happened to them. This will be revealed later on. Since then, there has been an addition of the attribute of bestowal to the nations of the world.
Eventually, only a small group remained after the destruction of the Second Temple and it was exiled. Throughout our history many parts were separated from them. In a visit to a museum in Portugal, for example, I was told that 35% – 40% of the local population has Jewish roots, and it is the same in Spain.
This means that we don’t know what happened to the lost tribes of Israel, but their incorporation in the nations of the world still has its effect. So the Reshimot (spiritual genes) awaken today in many people in different countries, and they feel that they are attracted to the Creator. They are called Israel according to their inclination, according to the inner voice that is awakening in them.
This inclination places them on a spiritual level and creates the spiritual connection with the Creator who spurs them. It makes no difference how they receive the desire that used to belong to those that Abraham had gathered from all over Babylon, since today the same law of evolution, the Light that Reforms, which they draw by the wisdom of Kabbalah, affects all of them. These people in whom the point in the heart was revealed need the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to fulfill it.
There are also people in whom the inner voice doesn’t awaken but they are the descendants of those who had revealed the Creator once and were then shattered. These people are also called Israel, and they have to participate in the process, although this force, the attraction towards the goal of creation, to the Creator, hasn’t been revealed in them yet.
We, on our part, first work with those whose point in the heart has awoken. We unite them and establish the world Bnei Baruch group.
People who call themselves Jews have no idea who they are, what their origin is, and what happens to them. They believe that they are an ordinary nation just like all the others, and are not aware of their mission and their role at all. We also have to work with them and to provide them explanations and draw them to the work of connection.
We also have to work with the nations of the world and to explain to them what their work is because we are in the phases of the end of correction today, when all the vessels have to participate in this process together.
Generally speaking, whoever feels an inclination to correction has to use it for the sake of the collective. In other words, in order to open people’s eyes and to explain to them what humanity needs to do in order to advance towards the predetermined goal, which is everyone’s obligation.
We have two options, two ways to reach the goal: good or bad. This cannot be avoided. Let’s hope that we will manage to teach everyone how to advance along the good way. The Reshimot are revealed every moment and we have to be ready to fulfill them correctly, if we refuse, we will be forced to fulfill them along the bad path. Our choice is to advance either by blows or by our exertion.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/06/14, Lesson on the Topic: “Unity of the Nation”