Now we just need to figure out where we are going. Today we do not need to explain to anyone that our life is worth nothing, the virus has already explained everything to us. But the question remains: What should this life be aimed at?
Building a group, a spiritual Partzuf, is the same as building a temple, the house of the Creator, in which the quality of bestowal, the force of love that unites us together, that is, the upper force, can reside.
But I see that yesterday I strove for such an attitude and thought about it, and today I do not want anything. I wake up in the morning without any desire to see anyone. We have a meeting with our friends at noon and I do not want to meet with them. What should I do?
It is written that every day we should build the temple anew. It is a good thing that it disappears; it is a sign of progress if all yesterday’s achievements disappear like water in the sand and you have to start all over again.
Then I work again and again on building the temple, the ten, in order to include as much as possible, the whole world, where everyone acts in mutual bestowal and love. In this temple, the force of love and bestowal, which is called the Creator, will reign and fill all desires united by love.
Do not think it is too far away from us. Who could have imagined that the coronavirus would come and change our whole world, our whole life? Huge factories, banks, corporations, billions of dollars, armies, everything that humanity has built for thousands of years is now disappearing. There will be nothing left. They will not be able to continue to operate after the virus disappears. The virus will change our entire life, erasing everything old.
Thus, the virus creates an empty space in humanity that we need to fill with love and care for each other, with the attainment of the force of bestowal that is unfolding between us. We may think that we cannot do this, but we can do it. All we have to do is open a small hole the size of an eye of a needle and the Creator will open the gate to a new world for us.
Gradually, we will feel that the whole world is included in the ten. The more we try to influence the world from the ten, the more all the forces will be concentrated within the ten. As a result, the ten will contain all reality, including the Creator.
First of all, I advise you to forget everything that was. Financial crises and other problems are all in the past and there is no return. We must understand that the old world will not return! What will the new world be like? The way we will build it.
Therefore, we must once and for all stop lamenting about the past; the old world no longer exists in nature. There are no systems that would allow us to return to the pre-crisis state and to function as before. Furthermore, if any of these systems still remain, we need to get rid of them, to clear the place.
The world will be completely new, God forbid it would keep the old form. After all, it was facing complete collapse, it was on the threshold of world war and environmental disasters. So why regret what was? We need to build a new world!
In any case, it will be built, but it is better that it will be built according to our desire so that we will want this construction and will help it. This is called “making your desire like the desire of the Creator.” This is what we need to do, and then we will succeed. And if we do not, will we fall back into bad habits and repeat the same mistakes?
We have built a system in our world that we have only confused ourselves with. The system required us to fly from one end of the world to the other, to work continuously, and to send our children to different activities so that they would not suffer from their parents not being at home.
We built a system that deceived us, that created the illusion we were living. We became slaves to this system: we started it, but it tied us up. Isn’t that enough?
The system could no longer continue to work. Look at what has become of “united Europe,” what terrible mistakes they made on the way, taking in strangers. There are many more examples: America is torn by disputes between liberals and conservatives, Russia and Ukraine, which have become enemies, the Israeli – Arab conflict, just look at what we have come to.
We must think of a new world. The virus gives us this opportunity, but we have to help it. We cannot dream of returning to the old world, we can only look forward to the new one. The new world should be a world of bestowal, love, and mutual care. I really hope that the virus will not pass without a trace and that it will lead us to a new world. Yet, this is only possible if we want the new world and will ask for this to happen.
Our prayer is very important, because apart from our Bnei Baruch group, there is no one to ask the Creator to strengthen the forces of bestowal. This is exactly the state of Passover when “And the children of Israel sighed from the labor, and they cried out, and their cry ascended to God from the labor.” Let’s hope that this will happen.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/19/20