The Torah, Numbers 10:33-34: They traveled a distance of three days from the mountain of the Lord, and the Ark of the Lord’s covenant traveled three days ahead of them to seek for them a place to settle. The cloud of the Lord was above them by day, when they traveled from the camp.
Question: What is the meaning of a place in spirituality?
Answer: A place in spirituality refers to a desire. Advancing in the desert toward the land of Israel symbolizes the ascent of Malchut to the level of Bina. This is the reason that a choice has to be made between different combinations of Malchut and Bina that will lead us to correction in the best possible way.
We act according to a maximizing formula. I must choose one option of all the options that I have by which I will not be able to miss any of my desires and will be able to correct all of them. If I correct only some of them and advance while some remain below, I will not be able to advance.
This is the reason that the advancement in the desert depends on two criteria: The first is moving only in the direction of increasingly greater bestowal, and the second is maximum incorporation of all the desires in this movement. This means that, if I move from one side to the other, I must make sure that all of my desires move in that direction.
Everything depends on the vector that I choose. If I am in a state where I don’t know where I am and where I should go, it means that I must move only in the direction of yearning for bestowal with all of my attributes. There shouldn’t be any attribute left that wasn’t served.
It says, “…the Ark of the Lord’s covenant traveled three days ahead of them…” This refers to the spearhead that advances with his eyes closed, being totally connected to the Creator, feeling which way to go by a sixth sense, realizing that this is the only way it can advance toward a more purified attribute.
He doesn’t leave any of his attributes behind, feeling connected to each of them, but they don’t pull him backward and he doesn’t pull them forward. The result is a balance as they help each other and don’t interfere with one another.
The movement forward must include the whole soul with all of its attributes! One step forward takes into account the studying of all the attributes, the review of all the options, so that none of them remains below, even if it takes forty years. It is as Moses said in Egypt that we are leaving Egypt without leaving anything below the Parsa. It is the same thing here.
Question: Does this mean that everything a person was given, including the worst attributes and the most terrible character, help him reach the end of correction?
Answer: Absolutely! It was created by the Light and has become opposite to it so that a person knowingly will invert everything back to its origin.
The Creator has created everything, including the most terrible people so that later they will be corrected and reach the highest point of the spiritual world, thus ascending above all of the righteous.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15