Question: Are the manifestation of man’s negative properties such as laziness, greed, jealousy, resentment, and self-interest all types of egoism? If that is the case, are they also corrected under the influence of the upper light?
Answer: Corrections in Kabbalah do not happen as they do in our world. Whatever negative properties we seemingly perceive are actually not negative. This is our nature. And thanks to it, we must reveal the corresponding positive properties in each of them and thus balance them.
Let’s say we have hundreds of negative attributes and at the same time we reveal hundreds of positive attributes opposite to them. It is as if we turn them inside out.
It is between these positive and negative attributes that we begin to feel the meaning of nature, its true essence, where there is no positive or negative but only an eternal, perfect action with no beginning and no end. And we participate in it all the time.
So, don’t worry if negative properties are revealed in you. On the contrary, be happy about it because it is an opportunity to reveal the positive ones, to balance them, and to actually attain the goal of nature, why it has created positive properties and concealed them, why it has revealed negative properties in you. And you, in your search for positive properties in contrast to the negative ones, can find the true essence, the source of all these properties, all the laws of nature. We are yet to reveal all that.
The main thing is never to regret the negative properties revealed in you. You are yet to see that they are the only thing you are made of. Good luck in revealing them!
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/2/20