Passover marks the exodus from our egoism, the rule of the earthly, material nature, our Pharaoh. Pharaoh owns the whole person one hundred percent, except for one thought, the only point in the heart that connects us with the Creator.
We need to turn to the Creator through this point and ask Him to pull us beyond this end of the rope from the power of the Pharaoh.
The coronavirus pandemic, the home quarantine, the extreme conditions experienced by an individual today, this is precisely the period before the exodus from Egypt, and we are preparing to leave Egyptian slavery, to get out of the power of the desire to enjoy, which separates us, to unification.
When we begin to feel our unity, it means that we left Egypt and came to the land of Israel, to a desire directed straight to the Creator, Isra-el (Yashar-Kel).
Egypt is our current state where everyone is inside their egoism. But there is the land of Israel, a desire directed straight to the Creator. The transition from Egypt to the land of Israel, from one desire to another, is called the exodus from Egypt and consists of several actions.
Let’s hope that we will make this transition soon and that our desire will be directed to the Creator inside the vessel, which is called the soul, so we will be worthy to see, feel, and live in another stage of life— on the highest land.
Each of us wants to get out of Egypt, out of our egoism, to leave the old approach to life, which forces us to think and care only about ourselves. After all, this is my nature, I was born with it and live with it. But the point in the heart that awakens in me calls me to abandon selfishness.
First, I want to leave one world and enter another simply because I can make things better for myself. But then I begin to understand that the transition from one world to another, from Egypt to the land of Israel, is an ascent from one level to another.
Egypt means caring for oneself and Israel means caring for the Creator, giving Him pleasure. And in order for me to really go to the Creator and not turn everything back to my side, the Creator gives me a sign: If I think about others, then I am directed toward the Creator.
The Creator deliberately broke the desire He created into many parts to show us how each of us thinks only of ourselves. But if I want to aspire to the Creator, I must think about others, and through the thought of them I will come to the thought of the Creator.
Then we will become like the Creator, similar to Him: The Creator thinks of me one hundred percent, and I, too, in some percentage of my desires, think of Him. To this extent, I reveal the Creator and feel Him, draw closer to Him, and unite, and a connection arises between us.
To the extent of my connection with humanity, with society, I direct myself to the Creator and feel Him. This is the whole process of exiting Egypt. On this path we go through many changes, checkpoints, which the Torah talks about.
The methodology of the science of Kabbalah consists of guiding a person through all these stages from his primordial, basic egoism to the likeness of the Creator one hundred percent, which is called the end of correction.
We are already moving along this path. Indeed, in the beginning we did not understand at all that we were in the grip of egoism, our desire to enjoy. But gradually we moved forward and today we already feel that the group is a means of achieving the Creator, and egoism, which is called Pharaoh, dominates us.
We must escape from it, which is called the exodus from Egypt, to turn our egoism into bestowal with the help of the light that reforms, the Torah.
When desire turns from receiving to bestowal, it means my transitioning from Egypt to the land of Israel. And along the way there are many changes, intermediate stations.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/31/20, “Pesach (Passover)”