Question: When we pray for the health of others, do we lose something or on the contrary, receive strength and health to pray?
Answer: If I pray for the health of the other, if I’m in the same system with him, then how can I lose something?
When someone in the system where we are all directly connected with each other falls sick, he thereby signals everybody else that the entire system is sick. It is expressed in him as in a particularly sensitive element, which he represents.
But this problem is not his, it is our common problem. No person is responsible for himself, nobody gets sick for himself, and nobody is behaving badly. All of it is expressed only as a result of breaching the general integral human interaction.
What does it mean to pray or to ask? We connect with each other and try to turn to the upper force so that it balances all the negative qualities, phenomena, which are seemingly expressed through some particular person.
But because it is not his, but our common problem, we have a right to pray for him. It is exactly when we compensate for nature and receive a wonderful response. Let’s try and you will see how it works.
That is why we shouldn’t remain indifferent to what is happening around us: “We don’t care what’s happening in Italy. Everything is quiet here!” Such an attitude will only aggravate the condition. This is a horrible reaction!
Hence, we must think about how we can respond to what is happening, especially now, when the integral viciousness of our relationships is being revealed.
Question: Should we pray for the health of people or the correction of the system? And how should we do it correctly without telling the Creator what to do?
Answer: We should ask the Creator to show us how to connect correctly. We don’t need anything else. If we add to it that we wish to unite correctly so as to form a mutual connection that would reveal the Creator within us with the goal of bringing contentment to Him, then we will turn to Him correctly.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/15/20