The Dreaded “Old Normal”

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 5/24/20

“In this moment,” writes journalist Anne Helen Petersen on BuzzFeed “the primary tension in America is how, and when, life is going to ‘return to normal.’ But that ‘normal’ was an economy that … was built on a form of consumption that felt compulsory, …a ‘normal’ in which the vast majority of people still felt economically precarious, burned out, …and most still struggled to cobble together enough savings to protect them from medical or financial catastrophe. A ‘normal’ in which the various manifestations of the gig economy — and the lack of healthcare, labor protections, or the general safety net that accompanies them — have been, well, normalized. So what if we don’t actually want to go back to that?” she asks.

Instead, Peterson argues that “Part of the reticence to reopen the economy is rooted in the very real fear of widespread infection. And part … is a manifestation of a desire to reject that old way of living entirely. There are different ways of being with each other as a society, different ways of caring and knowing and growing. As cheesy as all of that sounds, it’s certainly better than being told to do your part to save the country by going to Disney World or trying to distract ourselves from our exhaustion and fear by buying skincare products.”

As I have been saying since the outbreak of COVID-19, we are at the start of a new era. And that new era begins with rehab from addiction to consumerism and adoption of more pro-social, humane values.

The sooner we adopt them and usher in the new era, the sooner we will overcome the virus. Social distancing reflects our inner distance from each other, our alienation. But if we, as Peterson put it, reject the old way of life and start caring, we will not infect each other with viruses. Just as social distancing does not apply to families, it will not apply to anyone once there is no emotional distance between us.

Indeed, the old “normal” was anything but normal. It made many of us depressed, obsessed, obese, addicted, and lonely. If we only stop for a minute and reflect on our lives and what we want from them, I’m sure we can build together a new normal of connection, care, and solidarity, a world where everyone wants to live.

My Thoughts On Twitter 5/24/20

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The economy is overheated, the need for labor is falling, 30% of the population is left with no means. In addition to the jobs necessary for society, another necessary one arises—the integral connection of society. This must be taught to everyone! In it lies the success of all changes!

There may be a way out of quarantine, but there is no way out of the economic crisis. If we do not adopt the NEP: support the enterprises necessary for society. Everyone besides those who work for societal necessities should be sent to mandatory education “new life skills,” which pays a stipend.

“The Creator and His name are one”—occurs when HaVaYaH, our ten, is correctly connected by all ten Sefirot with its properties, all their smallest inner sub-Sefirot, achieving perfect unity corresponding to the nature of the Creator, absolute bestowal.

It is necessary to relate to work in a group (ten) practically, effectively, striving to achieve the form and essence of a connection similar to the Creator. We are advancing toward this in 125 steps, more precisely mutually calibrating ourselves, achieving a perfect revelation of the Creator in our common Kli, in HaVaYaH.

The Creator always dwells in a group, and to the extent that ten friends set themselves up to correctly unite, interconnect, and bestow, the Creator reveals between them—starting to play their violin (King David’s).

How can we become similar to the Creator if we are egoists? We are egoists, but we can unite above our egos, in bonds of mutual bestowal, unity, and love, despite rejection. We are like an out-of-tune musical instrument that needs to be tuned in order to play correctly.

The Creator is absolute. He does not change, revealing as the force of absolute good relative to us. What changes is our perception, desire. Though we say that the Creator changes, the changes happen exclusively in us. In order to reveal the Creator, we must bring ourselves to equivalence with His qualities.

All the friends must agree to give themselves to the Creator—they unite together and form a single vessel with which to sense the Creator, where He can clothe. We want for the Creator to clothe in us and rule over us. We submit to the authority of the quality of bestowal.

America is trying to bring back its economic independence, which is at the mercy of China. Whereas China, having become a world exporter, is discovering the other side of the coin: everyone is dependent on her, but she is also dependent on everyone else. Both sides must understand what nature is trying to show us—that the solution lies in integration!

We’re witnessing the recognition of evil, unmasking and the demolition of a system that used to be progressive. It will still allow correcting the US economy, but its days are numbered. It does not meet the needs of a global world, because it is built on the ego of the powerful. And today it brings more harm than good.

In the current situation one major player, the United States, is trying to reduce the export of another major player, China. No one can be right as long as everyone thinks only of himself. Only in striving for the common benefit can one be right, and this is the next stage.

We’ve become viruses for the planet! A #virus is a parasite, when propagating it harms or even kills the host. This is exactly what #capitalism does without realizing it. Now we understand this, but we are afraid of the medicine—a societal change, a change of our lifestyle.

Nature develops its inanimate-vegetative-animal parts, and for the last thousand years it has been developing man for a greater common interaction. But during these couple of thousand years, man violated the principle of interconnection with his egoism.
Only with our poor connections do we cause viruses and global warming!

#Jerusalem is a special place, the spiritual center of the world. It is a certain point in the universe in which enormous spiritual forces are concentrated. A spiritual, non material point. This is what we must reveal.

#Jerusalem will be raised by the whole world—in our hearts! Jerusalem is the heart, the epicenter of all desires and aspirations. In their midst, a Temple will be erected, a state of desires when everything is based on mutual love for each other.
Inside it, an upper common force of love, “Creator,” will be revealed.

The more I integrate into the ten, imagining the Creator in it, the more I tune my soul, like a musical string relative to other strings. The group should set itself up like a violin so that everyone is like one person with one heart. And then the Creator will be revealed in us.

We don’t play the violin—the Creator plays the whole ten together. Lights flow in and out of our Kelim, giving rise to harmonics and glows at all levels. We feel it as the Creator’s conversation with us, He appears in our sensations according to the right connection between us.
From Twitter, 5/24/20

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Medicine For Humanity

laitman_962.2Question: According to the World Health Organization, 7 million people die every year from exposure to a bad environment. These are children under five years old and old people who have many diseases.

For some reason, people do not talk about it, and today it is of little concern to anyone. And everyone is talking about the coronavirus. It even seems to me that there are some kind of double standards, as if someone needed it.

Answer: Of course, there are double standards. In general, we look at this virus very stupidly. It is the cure! A medicine for humanity. So do not worry about the fact that it has come and think about when it will leave. On the contrary.

Question: Is this medicine for the human mind? After all, many will ask: “How can this be a medicine if people die?”

Answer: Why do you think that dying is not good?

Comment: No one wants to lose their loved ones.

When I said that I was ready to die, the main thing is that the planet lives, that our children could live, I received 1,000 messages: “You can die, let your family die, but we do not want to die.”

My Response: You can understand people. This is a natural, instinctive, petty, selfish desire.

Question: But why is this medicine in the form of a coronavirus?

Answer: It is for society. So that it understands what needs to change.

And it will understand, but it will be in a very bad way. And if it doesn’t understand, there will be war, a terrible war.

So, it is better to let this virus continue. It will gradually purify everything: us, our thoughts, our souls. I’m sure everything will be fine.
From KabTV’s “Meetings with Kabbalah: Victoria Bonya,” 3/29/20

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Like A Plant After Rain

laitman_282.01Belief in the greatness of the Creator depends on the environment. If the environment constantly speaks of the greatness of the Creator and conveys the feeling that only this force exists and determines my whole future to me, that it alone rules in the world and in all reality, then this is how I will relate to it.

If the environment doesn’t convey such a feeling to me, I won’t be able to appreciate the Creator. Only if the environment treads on me by inspiring the greatness of the Creator and the need for His revelation can I awaken and continue my path along the path to understanding the Creator.

The only thing we lack is an environment that inspires us with the greatness of the Creator that constantly treads on me and awakens me. Beginners still receive the greatness of the Creator individually, but in the future it will increasingly depend on the environment. If the environment doesn’t take care of me, then I will fade. If it takes care of me, I will grow like a plant after the rain.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/19/20, Writings of Rabash, “The Main Thing We Need”

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What Can We Give To The Creator?

laitman_938.01Question: What can a man give to the Creator through his friends?

Answer: First, all friends must agree with him on this action of surrendering themselves to the Creator.

It consists of the fact that they connect with each other and turn into one vessel where they feel Creator, where He can be clothed.

We turn into Nukva, the female property, relative to the Creator, who is the masculine property, and we want the Creator to cloth in us, fill us, and rule over us. We are ready to surrender ourselves to the power of bestowal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/18/20, Writings of Rabash, “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2,”

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Are There Material Images In The Spiritual World?

laitman_600.04Comment: In the spiritual world there are only objects with independent, conscious desire. For example, a pencil does not exist there because it does not have that desire.

My Response: As with all inanimate matter, it has the common desire of this matter: to maintain its form. In the spiritual world there is no still, vegetative, or animate nature because all the desires of these levels are directed only to self-preservation.

An ordinary person does not exist there either. This is all imaginary nature because it does not emanate, does not produce anything from itself. It is busy only in order to maintain its existence in the most comfortable form and nothing more.

Question: It turns out that the entire spiritual world is exclusively in our brains?

Answer: Of course. Where else? After all, there really is no space. The spiritual desire is called space.

Question: But do the roots of all material objects and phenomena exist?

Answer: That is mandatory. They are in our desire and therefore are reproduced in it.

Question: Can you tell what, for example, is a table in the spiritual? What is being done to it, how is it being used?

Answer: There is a certain force or, as we call it, Reshimo (information record), which draws this table in us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/10/19

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Reveal Your Soul Now In This Life

laitman_963.1Question: As far as I understand, the positive side of nature that we need to attract is to begin respecting nature. When people go to the country, they leave a lot of garbage behind, and few people think about the fact that they need to clean up after them.

What is the use of positive energy? How can we say that from now on I will take responsibility, I will be a conscious person who understands the forces of nature and lives on a higher frequency?

Answer: Thank you for your question, but we are talking about a completely different level of influencing nature. After all, our human nature is absolute egoism. Even all our seemingly positive, good, kind actions, love for children, for the world, and so on, come only from egoism. Our world is controlled by only one force. The second force is concealed and we must reveal it. Therefore, people do not understand what they should do.

It is not enough for us to treat each other nicely, this will not change anything. There were many such attempts in history. We must learn how to attract the positive force of nature, the plus that would begin to act alongside the minus, and we will exist between these two poles.

Then, certainly, we will find out what a perfect, eternal world and eternal existence are. We will understand that a person exists not only in the earthly form (physical body), but there is something eternal in a person, called the soul, and it must be revealed while living in this world now, today, here.

We need to reveal our future states, that is, the eternal perfect world that exists around us, but we do not see because we perceive only through our egoistic qualities. This is all we need to learn and gradually explain to people.

And they must understand that a person living in this world must rise to the next, new degree and begin to feel the true world.

This is possible. I have students who have attained this. And the system we study and implement is called the wisdom of Kabbalah. It allows you to do this.

Question: Are you talking about universal love that we can call absolute love?

Answer: No, you cannot call this absolute love because I cannot love evil. I just want people to treat each other with this goodness that is inherent in nature.

Then, through the correct system of good and evil, we will be able to distinguish, as black and white, the true picture of the world. The veil that hangs over us will disappear and we will see with our inner and outer vision that we neither exist on a small planet nor in some closed volume of the cosmos but in completely different, upper dimensions. This we must reveal now, today, in this life.

What else do we exist for? Is it in order to fulfill ourselves with small pleasures and die peacefully?

Question: You are saying that we should not love evil. However, there are a lot of aggressive people in the world and a lot of evil comes from them. What creates this aggression? How can it be cured?

It seems to me that true absolute love helps illuminate the dark side of a person’s soul. Is there a cure for this aggression and evil?

Answer: Patience and example.

Patience against a person’s evil and a good example that he could understand. Nothing else.
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Question: For a thousand years before the destruction of the Second Temple, the Jews, who have the method of connection, were in this unity with varying success. But gradually they lost it, as egoism grew it broke their unity. The people forgot the method they had once acquired and even began to hate each other. Where did this hatred come from?

Answer: Hatred comes from nature. This does not depend on whether people are aware of where it comes from or not.

Jews do not understand why they are Jews and what is required of them. And the nations of the world do not understand what they need from the Jews. But internally, the nations of the world feel that the Jews are the source of their good existence, and they are not providing this for them.  They are, in a way, robbing the nations of the world.

This is especially evident in recent times. During the last century to this day, Jews have done well in science, art, culture, finance, and industry. And by this they seemingly steal from all the nations of the world.

Question: What does “steal” mean?

Answer: If they succeed, it means they take someone else’s place and earn the billions that others could have earned.

Comment: But they do it honestly.

My Response: It doesn’t matter. I envy a man who has earned his income honestly, but I don’t have it myself.

*For more information on this topic, I suggest you to read my books Like a Bundle of Reeds: Why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour and The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism.
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Kabbalistic Terms: “Shattering Of The Kelim”

laitman_628.2Question: What is the shattering of the Kelim?

Answer: The shattering of the Kelim means a single desire breaking into a multitude of individual desires.

Question: Is there an example of this in our world?

Answer: I doubt it, since even the desires are not very visible to us in this world. I can give you a technical example. Let’s say the engine in my car had been working properly for many years. Suddenly, something happened to it and it fell apart into many different parts that needed to be fixed, tuned, and reconnected.

Question: Kabbalists use language in a very interesting way. You can say “the shattering of the Kelim” or you can say “the sin of Adam.” Are these two different languages?

Answer: Yes. The sin of Adam is the language of the senses and the shattering of the Kelim is the Kabbalistic language or the language of mechanical properties.

Remark: The Kabbalistic language is good insofar as it does not evoke any associations in us, while the word “sin” is associated with so-called sins although, in principle, it has nothing to do with them.

My Comment: Yes, it is. But then, when you delve into the science of Kabbalah and understand how it defines each state, it does not matter how we denote it.

Question: Why didn’t the Kabbalists from the past explain this? Only the most recent Kabbalists Baal HaSulam and Rabash began to explain the Kabbalistic terms.

Answer: The fact is that previous generations were simpler. They were not as confused or full of egoism, nor did they live in such a complex world as we do. Therefore, all of it was clear to them.
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