When we first start studying Kabbalah we feel confident, masters of our lives who know what to do. But after studying for a while, we suddenly lose this confidence. And this is given to us on purpose, not as a direct consequence of studying Kabbalah, but as a result of a new, more serious attitude of the Creator toward us.
The Creator wants me to connect my whole life only with Him, that is, to go through life holding on to two forces. One force is the knowledge of this world, that is, the ability to organize your material life normally as it should be. But at the same time, I must go with the force of faith, which is spiritual.
All your attitude should be divided into two distinct parts: the attitude to spiritual life and to material life. With regard to material existence, I must try to be as calm as possible so as not to transfer the tension and dissatisfaction that I feel from my spiritual progress.
This is our work, and if a person knows how to put everything in its place correctly, he will very quickly advance in the spiritual. We need to understand that material life is given to us not only to provide for our daily bread, but as an integral addition to spiritual advancement. We are obliged to develop in the material plane as well as in the spiritual plane, and in the end try to connect the two worlds together.
You will see how well everything fits together. My teacher Rabash worked at a construction site as a reinforcement fitter, a concrete worker, then a shoemaker, and an office worker. He took any job he could get because it wasn’t easy to get a job in those days. A person must work, be married, support a family, and try to balance everything. It is with the right balance of all areas of life that a person can optimally advance.
But in any case, it will take years because being in from this lowest, worst world, we gradually build ourselves a ladder to reach the summit of all creation. And you have already climbed this ladder a little, but these steps are still unconscious, like a baby who lives, but does not understand his life, where he lives, what for, and why. To understand this, he still needs to keep growing. But one day we will definitely grow up to it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/15/21, “Advance By Overcoming”