Question: If we speak about freewill, it is clear we make decisions in our world, but it doesn’t seem so in spirituality. The Creator leads us, and we must agree with Him. How do we distinguish between freewill relative to spirituality and corporeality?
Answer: I cannot even explain this, because our freedom is in rising above our egoism. Freewill is about the freedom from our egoism that forces us to act the way it wants us to, so freewill is in ascending above it.
In our world, there is no freewill of course, because we fully subordinate to our ego. Even if it seems to us that we have ascended above it and that we are already free, there is no such thing.
There is only freedom in the gradual attainment of the attribute that is opposite from the ego, the attribute of altruism, when we ascend and become both greater egoists and greater altruists at the same time.
A state of freedom appears in the intersection between them, in the middle line, in which we do not belong to either state. We are free of both the Creator, who is the attribute of love and bestowal, and from our attribute, which is hatred and receiving. By being between them on the middle line, we attain true freedom. It is a state that cannot be expressed because it is above the revelations of the forces and attributes on each level of the worlds.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/5/20