The upper system of governance acts in accordance with concrete, rigid laws that have numerous parameters and define our calendar.
The Christian calendar is based on solar cycles; as for the Muslim calendar, it is linked to lunar rotation. Judaism takes both solar and lunar circulation into consideration.
This is why the Jewish calendar is permanent. In other words, throughout all of history, starting with the first man Adam, who lived several thousand years ago, and up to today, any event that ever took place on the face of Earth can be predicted and calculated: Pesach (Passover), Shavuot, Sukkot, etc. It’s possible to tell what year, month, or week these holidays will take place in the future.
All sunrises and sunsets can be clearly calculated as well as in what proportion days and nights will be split into hours of light (day) and night (dark).
The Jewish calendar is very precise. It is built on astronomical formulas and embraces the entirety of nature. It is possible due to the wisdom of Kabbalah.
There are special dates in the calendar, i.e., favorable and unfavorable times that are outlined by either enhancement of egoism or the prevailing of the energy of love. These two forces, the right and left, usually are balanced out and constitute the middle line.
Due to this state of affairs, there exists an unfavorable period that starts on the 17th of the month of Tammuz and lasts until the 9th of Av. This period has been considered negative for thousands of years throughout all generations. For the duration of this period, it is common to mourn since the upper force of bestowal and love conceals itself in this world.
Various disasters happen to the people of Israel because they are connected with the higher power. On the contrary, the nations of the world that are interlaced with the evil force of egoism are especially successful during this period.
Question: It looks fatal and inevitable, is that so?
Answer: Yes, it’s inevitable because spiritual and material roots are connected. The spiritual system that governs this world moves the sun, the moon and the Earth. It rotates the entire universe.
Accordingly, the force of the upper governance influences not only astronomic objects of the Universe that are yet at a still developmental level, but also impacts the vegetative and animate levels.
We see that each plant goes through yearly cycles of flourishing and wilting. Animals as well are subject to yearly cycles; they multiply during certain periods of the year since they are connected with the governing system. Only humans are not subject to the influence of the cycles since they are not limited by inanimate, vegetative, or animate stages of nature.
Humans depend on inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature because this is where they get their nourishment. However, they do not conform to laws of nature the way plants and animals do. Yet, humans also go through good and bad periods because they are governed by nature at the speaking level.
If we rise above our nature, bad periods transform into the most benevolent ones and become immeasurably better than our happiest times. It all depends solely on us human beings. To make this happen, we are granted the wisdom of Kabbalah.
It means that the period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av is very harsh for the people of Israel since evil is activated strongly during this period. The only reason for the emerging of the evil is to make it transform into the good. So far, we are not ready for that, nor do we have energy for such transformation.
Our unity has not yet reached a degree at which we attract a benevolent power of the upper governance that acts in this world and helps us unite even more and pour out the force of unity into this world, thus changing for the better.
Question: Does it mean that human relationships define the destiny of the entire universe?
Answer: The Creator is nature. The upper force of nature called “the Creator” influences us from above, that is, from outside to inside us. We have an ability to rearrange this situation, make it opposite, thus impacting it by acting from the inside out, from bottom up. By doing so, we change reality. This is our job.
To be continued…
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 7/5/15