We are already beginning to feel that our world hit a dead end and is in crisis. The reason is that nature is pushing us toward greater unity and connection in one system, toward mutual interdependence of all people, societies, and governments.
In the last 50 to 60 years humanity has built a myriad of international systems, transcontinental corporations, which suddenly and quickly grew to encompass the entire world, rising above governments and borders in their activities and interests.
But at the same time, politicians and people are becoming ever more egoistic and incapable of cooperation, unwilling to see themselves as a single unit, a whole. The outcome is that the world descends into a very complex crisis, one that has never before existed.
On one hand, nature, through financial and manufacturing systems, locks us into a single system, into an integrated world. But we refuse to be integrated; each nation feels that it is unique, independent, and doesn’t want to rely on anyone else.
At this juncture erupts a tremendous crisis to which no solution is found. The world enters a global resistance. Baal HaSulam writes that there is no choice other than realizing that in everything, it is only human egoism that is to blame, but we are still obligated to achieve unity.
Egoism hinders us, but we need to rise above it, as the methodology of Kabbalah teaches us. If we use this methodology, then we will advance. Otherwise, we will involve ourselves in a very long path of suffering.
America feels this crisis much more powerfully than other countries. That’s why the goal of the upcoming Kabbalah convention in New Jersey, which will take place in May, is to enable us to actually feel ourselves not as separated by distant continents, but as belonging to one system which is above geography, history, and different languages, in other words, belonging to one body, one soul.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/8/18, Preparation for the World Convention in New Jersey 2018