And Joshua said, “How long are you slack to come in to possess the land, which the Lord God of your forefathers has given you?
Appoint for yourselves three men for each tribe; and I will send them, and they shall arise, and go through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come to me.
You shall describe the land into seven parts, and bring it here to me, and I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God. (Prophets, Joshua, 18:1, 18:3 – 18:4, 18:6)
The Torah speaks only about the inner states of a person. Therefore, we need to rebuild our understanding of it.
A person should take all his desires and direct them to the Creator, that is, to bestowal and love, to connection between people and the Creator. This is our correction and “taking possession” of the land of Israel.
This is done gradually as we immerse ourselves in the attainment of the Creator and approach Him, and then it is considered that we are conquering the land of Israel—Yashar-El (Straight to the Creator).
Thus, Joshua guides the children of Israel and teaches them how to reach this stage. Therefore, there is a struggle, a confrontation with one’s own egoism. There are no external enemies here. All enemies are internal.
The prophets are Kabbalists who are in direct contact with the Creator, in communication with Him. They seem to be communicating with Him.
And people who are considered Israel strive to conquer the land of Israel so that the desire called “earth” (“Eretz,” from the word “Ratzon”) would be directed straight to the Creator (Yashar-El). This is their task.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/16/21