Kabbalah is the science of the connection of everything that exists in creation, which is divided into four levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and speaking, both in the corporeal and in the spiritual world.
There are four phases that emerge from the upper root: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, which we must return back to the root. This is man’s calling, this is the work we came to this world for.
The most correct connection is in circles. A circle is a form that came from the Creator, and to the extent of our abilities, we are included in this perfect form and create a straight line. As a result of all our actions, we must come to a circle.
The most central circle is us, the people of this world. And around it, we need to build outer circles and gather the entire universe into one big circle where all souls unite and are filled with the Creator.
We know that usually those who are close in their properties connect; they have the same profession, similar character and attachments. There are all kinds of interests that unite people, different nations, countries, international unions, and families. All these unions, however, are constantly changing and cannot exist forever.
Why are we unable to keep a good connection? It is because we do not know the secret of connection. Connection comes from the upper force of bestowal, which belongs to the Creator. We can connect only if we feel that there is a personal benefit in it at the expense of the other, but that is not connection—it is exploitation. Connection is possible only when the force of bestowal, the force of the Creator, enters between us and connects us.
Since we do not know the secret of connection, we try to become similar to each other by looking for similarities in characters and qualities. We think that similar properties will help us get closer, and each time we see that this does not help. After all, we must remain with the properties and qualities with which we were born and grew up.
We do not need to become similar to each other. The Creator will connect us, and each of us should develop his own individuality, his own properties that he received from the shattering of the common soul of Adam HaRishon. A person learns, gets to know the world, but in fact, he is inflating himself. All he needs is to make sure that the Creator connects him with others. This is what we do in Kabbalistic groups.
Baal HaSulam explains in the articles “The Giving of the Torah” and “The Arvut” what kind of connection we need to reach. No one should put pressure on another and transfer their properties to him, but the main thing is that the force of unity, that is, the Creator is revealed between us.
There is no need to become like others by adopting their tastes. The connection must be absolutely opposite to what we see in our world between people, in the family, in the nation. We will never be able to achieve a consistent connection at any level or in any form if we continue this way.
Our time requires us to become closer and more connected, but this is achieved only by us bringing the upper force closer; it is the only force of bestowal and unity between everyone. We want to connect in the tens, in the group, and connect the entire world and all the worlds into one and roll up the entire spiritual ladder into the world of infinity like a carpet.
However, all this is possible only if we do not break anyone, do not pressure, and do not obligate them to change their nature. On the contrary, the natural individual qualities of everyone are a great possession, and we cannot interfere and break them. Quite the opposite, it is necessary to protect every person in the world so that he preserves all his natural qualities. All we need to do is to make sure that the Creator connects us all to attract the force of bestowal.
Then we will see how different we are and how different our internal qualities are. And at the same time, it is a miracle that the Creator comes and by His nature, by the force of bestowal, connects everyone into one harmonious whole in which every particle is necessary. Nothing was created in vain and as a defect. The corruption is only in the fact that we do not invite the Creator, do not ask Him to fill the gaps between us and connect all our opposites.
Therefore, we should not get angry with others, with ourselves, and with the Creator for creating us to be so different. We should not try to change or correct anyone. All our efforts should be directed precisely to reveal our differences, to be happy that these “wicked” have been revealed, and we can ask the Creator to come and correct them, that is, to connect them.
Then we will be grateful to the Creator for His work, for connecting us and making us complete. He has created this world so that we would become His partners in this work, that is, reveal our differences and the need for the force of bestowal and ask the Creator to come and fill all the gaps, connect the opposites, and allow us to feel the perfect unity of all the pluses and minuses as one spiritual structure (Partzuf) consisting of ten Sefirot.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is a method of returning the shattered Shechina to perfection, restoring the single soul of Adam HaRishon. “Love will cover all crimes.” We do not cancel our differences but rather increase our love through them and reveal the advantage of the light from the darkness.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/2/20, “Middle Line”