We are entering the spiritual world about which it is said: “I shall see an opposite world.” It is impossible now to imagine this upside-down world from our world because it is not a simple negative where black is instead of white.
Even if we try to bestow and love here in this world, we will not be able to properly reflect the spiritual world. We have nothing to relate to the spiritual world: no understanding, no feeling, no taste.
So we have to go with our eyes shut. And in fact, our eyes are closed, and we do not see anything because we look only inside our egoistic desire. Our gaze is directed inward and we are taking care only of our stomach.
And spirituality works in exactly the opposite direction. We are not able to imagine this opposite. If I do the opposite, it will not become spiritual. This is a very common misconception.
To walk by faith in the sages means to follow the instructions of the Kabbalists with your eyes closed so that we awaken the manifestation of the soul within us and reveal the image of the Creator, the attribute of bestowal, Bina, with the help of the Creator. One must at least begin to build a place for this, the condition for the revelation of the upper force so that this area becomes somewhat similar to the Creator.
So first of all, it is necessary to make a restriction to free up space from egoistic desires, and then to start building on it, floor by floor, the stages of bestowal: 0-1-2-3-4.
We clear the place from our desire to receive and get an empty platform on which we can build the building of bestowal, that is, to let the Creator reveal Himself and build it. I must remove my “I,” my egoism, and let the Creator appear in its place. The Creator appears only in the pure place that I have made available for Him.
And we really need the help of our friends for this. At the very center of our egoism, at the central point where we, egoists, unite, at the center of the ten, we must make room for the revelation of the Creator, for the manifestation of the quality of bestowal, so the soul begins to grow more and more from the lowest level, from birth: embryo, nursing, maturing.
The quality of bestowal develops within the quality of reception, one form within another like an embryo growing inside the mother’s body. And although the embryo is a foreign body for the mother, nature has arranged for the mother not to reject it, but, on the contrary, to support and raise it in every possible way, with care and love. The whole large body of the mother functions only to grow the embryo.
And with the same love as a caring mother expecting a child, we need to unite in the ten and carefully cultivate the quality of bestowal between us. None of us can grow it by ourselves but only together in the connection between us, can we imagine the quality of bestowal and grow it more and more on top of our quality of reception.
Our entire body, based on reception, will work to develop within it the desire for bestowal, the spiritual embryo that will be called man, Adam, because it will be like (Domeh) the Creator.
You can build your soul only through a complete spiritual organism: a group that annuls itself, freeing up a place in its center where the spiritual womb will be and the quality of bestowal will be revealed. As it is said: “You have made Me.”
By us freeing the space from the desire to receive and allowing the desire to bestow to grow within the receiving desire, the Creator can form one form within another.
Therefore, all our work is only group work. If I do not seek the Creator through my friends, then it is not the real Creator. The whole world wants to connect with the Creator, to turn to Him. But we can see how hopeless these attempts are. And it is all because people do not imagine the Creator correctly: as a connection between people.
The Creator is the quality of bestowal that we build between us in a place that we free from our egoism. We reveal the Creator through our receiving qualities, which take the form of bestowal.
It is impossible to reach the Creator without love for the creatures. So it is said: “From the love of man to the love of the Creator; from the love of the creatures to the love of the Creator.” These are not just beautiful words, but a necessary condition for achieving true revelation.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/14/21, “Faith in the Sages as the Means for Faith Above Reason”