Question: Kabbalists says that on one hand everything is inside us, while on the other hand, we need to come out and connect. Does this mean that there are two Creators: and inner and an outer one?
Answer: First of all, I recommend watching our program on the perception of reality where we speak specifically about this.
There is nothing on the outside; everything is inside of man. At first I feel a lack on the inside; I lack the form of bestowal. This is a desire directed toward the Creator. And then I receive the form of bestowal, I become a giver, this means that the Creator has robed Himself in me; He has fulfilled me.
Nothing exists on the outside. In the “Preface to The Book of Zohar,” Baal HaSulam explains that the world we perceive to be external is no more than a big illusion. After all, the creature is the desire to receive pleasure, which only feels what happens within it.
Some parts of it become worlds, others, creatures. In the end it divides into many pieces, and I only associate myself with one of them while the rest of them appear to be external.
Why is this so? This is because I went through a breaking. I was once complete, but then I became divided. And now, looking from my small point, I see everyone else as strangers.
This is where I need to form the desire for unity. Once I unite with others according to the principle of love thy neighbor as thyself, I will return this entire big Kli inside of me, this entire reality, which I now see on the outside. Two drops merge into one in the same way, without even leaving a trace of their separation.
So, the breaking was intentionally prepared for us so that we would be able to understand the form of nonexistence, which precedes existence, unity. It is not unity that matters, but the fact that I acquire the form of bestowal, the Creator, in it.
I build the Creator in me. This is why in Hebrew He is called “Bore,” (Bo-Re, which means come and see), in other words, do and you will feel, understand, and attain. This is because you are doing it yourself.
Nothing exterior exists. As I correct every detail of the breaking, I attain the Creator’s nature in me.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/22/10, Writings of Rabash