Question: We know from Kabbalistic sources that “Earth” (Hebrew: Eretz) comes from the word “Ratzon” (desire). And “Israel” means Yashar Kel (Straight to the Creator). Thus, the land of Israel is the desire for the quality of bestowal, the equivalence with the Creator.
What is the connection of this desire to the coarse matter that we see in our world as a result of such a high quality?
Answer: We observe the correlation between the spiritual and the material also in our world. Many Kabbalistic sources describe that all spiritual forces distributed in the spiritual world have their material expression on Earth, in space, around the Earth. And we can see them all.
Much has been said about the land of Israel. If we observe the laws of the spiritual world, the laws of bestowal, love, connection, and proper interaction among ourselves, then we feel the blessings of living in the material land of Israel.
And on the contrary, if we do not observe them, then this Earth, as it is said, will vomit us out, we will not be able to exist on it, and we will still be forced to leave it after a long torment.
We seem to have received this land 70 years ago, but we cannot say that we really have it. We simply occupied it and did not adapt to it because we did not observe in material form the spiritual laws of bestowal, love, connection, and benevolent attitude toward each other.
Question: But why does the Earth itself, this coarse substance consisting of atoms and molecules, correspond to the desire to become like the Creator, the quality of bestowal?
Answer: Because spiritual forces operate on all levels of nature: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human. And the Earth feels it.
The Earth is not coarse matter. We exist on it, we feed from it. This is our grace, our mother, as they say. Without it, man cannot exist.
Until we put ourselves in order, in love for each other, in connection with each other and with the whole world, with humanity and the universe, we will not achieve good conditions in this world and on this Earth.
Question: We know that the Earth is made up of atoms, the atoms are combined into molecules. The Earth has a core, a mantle, a crust. And what are the elements of the desire to give, to become like the Creator?
Answer: It consists of desire and intention. That’s it. Nothing else. In the desire itself, there are five levels: zero, one, two, three, and four. And according to them, there are five kinds of intentions. It is simple. The main thing is that all your desires are to be for the benefit of others.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/21/21