Mentally including myself in the Creator’s white light, who is good that does good, I can start coming closer to Him, discerning which changes I must perform in me in order to enter the light through equivalence of form with it.
These are already stages of spiritual growth of the embryo, birth, nursing…
I separate from my I, egoism, as if I don’t exist in my desires and thoughts inside the white light, eliminating any intervention of my egoism. This way, I am confident that I won’t fall, since it’s impossible to fall from zero.
This is how a toddler that loses its footing sits down on the floor.
I am always in the Creator’s white light.
If I am unhappy with my state and want changes—this is excess! Since I add my egoistic desire to enjoy and understand, which conceals the Creator from me—and I feel myself, the material world.
Restriction is the 1st condition!
We are in the Creator’s light of bestowal and love to us.
Our first equivalence to Him lies in annulling our egoistic nature, which is opposite to Him, as if we don’t exist. This is a restriction of oneself.
Next we guard this state in constantly changing internal and external conditions. The 1st exercise!
My first calibration is to annul myself, to eliminate my intervention in the white light, the Creator’s quality of bestowal, not allowing awakening of my egoistic desire to enjoy and understand. I want to annul myself completely, to not be a disturbance for the upper light, like a drop of semen in the mother.
I try to attune myself as if I do not have my own mind and feelings—but rather, everything comes from the Creator. All my thoughts and sensations, everything there is in me—was sent by the Creator. If I am ready to hold on to this state, I become a spiritual embryo.
The main thing is to try to leave everything to the Creator.
My egoism demands understanding and sensation. External disturbances come from all sides. I must constantly null them to zero since I receive everything from the Creator, everything is in perfection except my thoughts and desires.
If I correct them, I will be in the Creator’s light. For now, the work is to hold egoism in zero!
At every moment I attune myself such that I don’t care what is happening to me. I hold on to the center of my desires and thoughts, like a spider in a web on guard, making sure not a single ego-desire or thought can pass through. This means I annul myself till zero, and then I can rise up the spiritual ladder.
I feel that I have “deceived” myself: I perceive everything as coming only from the Creator, since “There’s none else besides Him,” and hence as perfection, “The Good that does good.” The whole work lies in preserving oneself in zero, self-annulment, the initial state, as if there is no egoism, an embryo.
After completely annulling himself down to zero, one can reveal any states, since everything was created in order for him to remain in zero—in the Creator’s power, while gradually incorporating into him everything there is in the world.
Thus he includes in the Creator everything that he receives from the Creator, while remaining in zero.
Man is separated from the Creator by the manifestation of pride in him. He starts his adhesion with the Creator by suppressing his “I,” creating “zero,” with the intention only to bestow, with the fact that “There is none else besides Him” that there is only the Creator’s single will. Next he attributes everything to that will.
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But if he doesn’t have the forces to exalt the work “in zero,” with no taste, above any other state, it means he “does not respect” the Creator, preferring Him over his good sensation. If he does not have the forces to advance like this by “faith above reason”—then ask because it isn’t in a person’s power, but only in the upper light’s power.
Yearning for absolute zero is acceptance of the Creator’s upper rule (Ol Malchut Shamaim), that only the Creator can give one the forces to joyfully be in “zero” in any situation. He presents this state, as the result of efforts, to the Creator —and this makes the Creator happy.
Proper tuning of desire is so in any state, ascents and descents are equal, in intention for the sake of (joy) the Creator. After all, one receives all states from the Creator and hence agrees with any state he receives as a perfect one. And if he cannot—then ask for help!
If one aspires to feel oneself as spiritually fallen so low that one wishes nothing more than to submit to the Creator’s power, wishing to delight Him—this is “Absolute zero,” extreme humility. And it must come with great joy since precisely this is work for the Creator.
The light restricts itself and shines to the degree of a desire for bestowal; hence, if there are no desires for light to shine, the light can shine with no restrictions. Such a restriction of oneself is called “absolute zero.” When one completely annuls oneself, there is no rule of the desire—and one enters spirituality.
Absolute zero means a state impossible to feel or understand, completely shut off from sensation and thought. Because there is no light whatsoever in it. If there is still light, the desire can have contact with the light, still not having attained the state of the light’s clothing in desires.
Restriction means not wishing for more than you have, but wishing to remain the way you are forever—this is eternal adhesion. The desire for more is excess and elicits sorrow. Advancement lies in attaining joy in the state of increasingly greater lack of egoistic fulfillment of the mind and feelings!
While being in a small state, be happier than in a great state!
After all, the small state is easier to protect from foreign influences, and hence it is easier to attain the Creator’s revelation while in it. The Creator also has more enjoyment from the small state than from a great one (like a baby and a grown child).
Believing and feeling as if in one’s feelings, one sees and feels that the Creator governs the whole world in a good way. And although one sees the opposite, above one’s sensations he imagines perfection. He is happy and grateful for this opportunity to accept the world as the Creator’s perfect actions.
Bestowal means seeing the Creator as good and His rule in all things, hence I am always happy, regardless of sensations and thoughts, even though I am not in perfection in them. This is work for bestowal. Its aim is to attain the sensation of happiness in any state.
Despite the fact that I am not similar to the Creator.
From Twitter, 5/12/19