Question: The Earth is often compared to a living creature and countries and continents to human organs. Russia, for example, is the head, the Earth’s brain, the US is the spine, etc. How true is this from a Kabbalistic perspective?
Answer: I haven’t seen similar Kabbalistic descriptions of spiritual geography, and I think all this is speculation.
There are seventy nations in the world that are included in one unique body called man and we have to reach the right combination and an internal connection.
In the spiritual world there are no separate US and Russia because it is not their spiritual roots. Countries are the temporary formation that exists now within a certain border and not too long ago had a different border. Who knows what the future will be.
We shouldn’t tie ourselves to the corporeal reality. It is useless.
Question: But the Ari mentions countries like Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon?
Answer: The Ari did indeed mention these countries in his writings because they have distinct spiritual roots. He only speaks of them as they go from Babylon all the way to the land of Israel, and that’s all.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16