Strangers – The Upper Desires
Torah, Deuteronomy 10:19: You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
It is necessary to pay special attention to everything that relates to the appearance of new qualities in me that seem to be completely not important to me, but can carry me upward, forward, and away from my “belly.”
Exactly with the help of these new upper desires that don’t feel like mine, and therefore are called strangers, I will be able really to move forward toward the land of Israel.
These desires come to me, and are revealed in me as unnecessary. After all, who needs these strangers?
Using external examples from our lives, the Torah tells us about inner qualities of a person, about things that happen within us when we identify such actions in ourselves. For example, the entire group is passionate about moving forward, burning with this, and then at the crossroads of relationships between friends, new qualities appear: some possibilities of bestowal, love, connection, and contact. Completely new feelings arise towards these people to whom you were indifferent; you even disregarded and despised them.
And suddenly you feel love for them, like for your children, and craving, care, and awe. Gradually you have a sensation that you embrace everyone, you are together with all of them, care about them, and hold them in your arms, like babies.
You, like a mother, receive pleasure from it, because your love for them is even more than your love for your own children. After all, children are on the corporeal level, and here we are speaking about the spiritual level.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/1/16
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