Question: On one hand, we have to feel responsible for anti-Semitism around the world and for all bad events that happen because we are not fulfilling our role.
On the other hand, we must relate these issues only to the Creator since “there is none else besides Him.” For me, it is very confusing. I don’t know how to correctly relate to this situation.
Answer: From “there is none else besides Him,” we understand that all the problems come from Him. Who shapes them? The Creator. But why does He do it? It’s because He has to bring us to a state of complete correction (Gmar Tikkun). Why does He send troubles to us and make them so terrible? It’s because we haven’t yet achieved similarity of properties with Him to the degree that we can consider His acts as acts of benevolence.
Unless one attains revelation, one is unable to comprehend the whole picture. By applying efforts without realizing the essence of why exactly we are exerting, we bring even more pleasure to the Creator. We have to accept this state of affairs.
There are several aspects to be considered in this respect. By all means, the Creator organizes everything in accordance with the program that He planned beforehand and through which He wants to bring all of us to unity and make our connection similar to the Upper Light. For that, all shattered fragments of the creation must reconnect and bestow to each other, thus achieving similarity with the bestowing nature of the Light
This is the way all 600,000 fragments should reunite so that the form of mutual bestowal among them becomes similar to the Light that fills them. This kind of bestowal in fact is the Light that fulfills them. There is no other Light! There is only the property of bestowal and love.
When we correct ourselves and relate to each other with love and bestowal, the Light fills our vessel, Kli. There will never be anything besides it! We will build these kinds of relationships among us with the help of the Creator, the Returning Light.
So, it means that we receive energy from Above that lets us connect with each other to the extent of our need to connect; our unity is in fact the Light that fulfills us. We don’t need anything besides it, the overall connection that we build is the Creator. We are the ones who “make the Creator!” We are the ones who have to replenish all the states that we go through. Anything that ever happens to us is a revelation of shattering.
This explains why prophets write about things that are about to happen before the end of correction. They describe wars, massacres, and other terrible events because they saw the general vessel, desire, as completely fractured from top to bottom. At each of its layers, they foresaw what might happen. They sensed the future because they were aware of the terrible relationships among the elements of the broken vessel.
However, their predictions will come true only if we do not correct the evil that is gradually revealing in us. The evil is disclosed in accordance with our readiness to correct it. When we are ready, we’ll go through the process of revelation of evil in us with delight, as Baal HaSulam wrote: “I am happy to see emerging sinners.”
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam
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