Today, humanity is immersed in animal egoism that constantly pushes it only to enjoy, satiate, fill itself with everything possible: food, sex, family, money, honor, power, fame, and knowledge. Everyone wants it all immediately and to have more of it than others.
However, it is the opposite when it comes to getting closer to the Creator because there has to be a recognition of evil: I must see my egoism as evil and renounce it.
There are two components to this process. On one hand I can experience huge blows that will lead me to the decision to abandon egoism as evil, if I see the connection between ego and blows. On the other hand I can develop my mind so that even if I feel a small blow, I would say: “That’s enough for me, I don’t need any more.” But both have to develop in me.
As soon as the awareness of evil develops in me according to my state, I will be able to do everything to get rid of it.
To do this, I need to join a group of like-minded people and try to unite with my friends according to the Kabbalistic method when, through our unity, we evoke the surrounding light, a special force, that makes us give to each other and raises us above everyone’s individual egoism.
Then the quality of bestowal that arises between us we feel as being at the highest level, above our ego, above this world. This state is called the upper world, the spiritual world, and the quality itself is the Creator, which we perceive as fulfilling us, as a connection between us.
As soon as we achieve this, new egoism immediately arises in us and we must again, according to the same system, turn it into the quality of bestowal, love, and revelation of the Creator.
And then an even greater egoism appears. And so on, over and over until we climb all 125 degrees of the spiritual ladder of the ascent to the Olympus of altruism, love, and bestowal; each time we bury the ego below us and rise above it like a mountain. This is how Kabbalah works.
At the moment, humanity does not think about it, forgets it, and is even unwilling to focus on it. But gradually people will feel it on a subconscious level and I hope that eventually they will come to understand everything correctly.
The path to this realization can be either the path of light or the path of suffering. On the path of suffering, I will constantly receive blows, which will eventually be connected to the fact that I am deeply egoistic and I will arrive at the decision that I probably need to use my ego less and will stop being an egoist in order to receive fewer blows.
Unfortunately, until humanity realizes this, it may plunge into great troubles more than once, including, as Baal HaSulam writes, into atomic wars. But the conscious application of the method of Kabbalah will help avoid this.
From KabTV’s “Methodology of Kabbalah”