The ascent from this world to the spiritual world is realized thanks to the fact that we increasingly need the help of the Creator. And to help us acquire His qualities, the Creator gives us the burdening of the heart, the feeling that we cannot cope without Him. Everywhere we are convinced that we are not capable of fulfilling any spiritual conditions.
But we are also unable to ask the Creator; we do not know how to do it. This shows lack of faith. That is, we do not feel the Creator, we do not feel that He exists and that He is waiting ready to help us, and that only with His help can we fulfill spiritual conditions, achieve connection and bestowal, and see the world as created from one source.
Therefore, we will have to reveal more of our force of evil, which does not allow us to connect with each other and with the Creator. And when we feel that we are not capable of connection and bestowal, it means that the Creator shows us the Pharaoh who stands between us and leads us to the wall, prevents us from moving toward connection and drawing closer to become one man with one heart.
And all this burdening of the heart is the result of not believing in the Creator, that is, the lack of feeling that this force exists and that it is only this force that puts all sorts of obstacles in front of us.
It is the Creator who sets the Pharaoh, our egoism, against us so that we may be convinced of our inner helplessness. I must act, but I feel that I am not able to, I do not have the strength to overcome my egoism even in the smallest way.
And the further we go, the weaker we feel, incapable of performing the slightest action of bestowal. But the Creator has deliberately arranged for us to plunge into egoism, which shows its complete power over us, the power of the Pharaoh in whose slavery we are under in Egypt. Only the Creator can save us by pulling us out of egoism, not any other force. Thus, we increasingly need the force of bestowal that the Creator can give us.
These two forces, the force of the Pharaoh and the force of the Creator, stand against each other, and Moses is us, the force in the middle that wants to outweigh toward the side of the Creator and rise above Pharaoh, to get out of his control. But this force is very weak. And only in the measure of our faith in the Creator, in the fact that He can save us by snatching us from the hands of Pharaoh, do we establish the dominion of the force of good over the force of evil.
The Creator sends out ten blows, awakening the force of Pharaoh. He says to Moses: “Come unto Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart.” And why does He harden Pharaoh making him stronger and stronger?
Moses is the force that wants to escape from Pharaoh and pull us out of egoism. Moses sees that he cannot go out on his own but must cling to the Creator, cling to Him as a baby clings to his mother with all his strength. It is the only way he feels safe and secure.
Both forces come from the Creator: the force of giving and the force of receiving. It is upon us only to pray that the force of bestowal will prevail over the force of reception and allow us to perform practical actions of bestowal.
And when we learn to perform altruistic actions, we will feel the presence of the Creator in them, His force, and His help. So we will begin to collect our desires of bestowal from which we will then form a spiritual vessel, our soul, the form of a spiritual group.
Therefore, the main thing is to consider where is it that we receive the Creator’s invitation to perform a spiritual action for the sake of bestowal, to realize our inability to fulfill it, and the need to turn to the Creator for help. Then we receive this power from Him and perform the action of bestowal. This ascent above egoism is called the exodus from Egypt.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/17/21,“Pesach (Passover)”