Comment: From the point of view of Kabbalah, the Creator and nature are one and the same. Baal HaSulam in his article “The Peace” explains five theories of the governance of the world, how throughout history, humanity was changing its view in relation to the Creator.
The first theory is “Nature,” according to which,
“…they came to assume that the Creator, who created all these, who watches mightily over His reality lest any of it be cancelled, is mindless and senseless.
“… And for that reason, they believe that there is no one to be angry at, to pray to, or to justify oneself to.”
My Comment: This is a very good theory. In fact, we see that this is so.
We are before the immutable law of nature and we need to study it well. By studying it, we begin to understand that everything depends on our compliance with this law, not on how it changes. After all, it changes with respect to us in order to change us. That’s all!
It means that the law is immutable. Nature always moves to connection in order to manifest itself with regard to us in ever greater integral connection.
We cannot talk about nature itself. We can only talk about our perception of it because we do not know what is happening outside of our five senses. It is like a newborn baby who does not see, hear, or feel. Then gradually the baby begins to show its senses, to engage with the world.
We live in some kind of space, and this space is also our sensation. We perceive it with our five senses; that is, something in us is reflected from it. We do not know what is really happening.
Question: Can we say that everything we see around us is the Creator?
Answer: No. We can call the Creator everything that is behind this: a law, force, thought, and intention.
Question: It is not what I see in my five sensory organs?
Answer: No. I see everything around me is changing. The one who changes everything is called the Creator.
You can call Him, as Baal HaSulam writes, a senseless law or, on the contrary, a law that is full of feelings and intentions, which may or may not change depending on my attitude toward Him.
From Kab TV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/10/18