Question: In The Study of the Ten Sefirot, it is said that at the beginning of creation in the upper light there was neither beginning nor end. How can we understand this?
Answer: There was no time; that is, nothing was changing.
In order for time to appear, it is necessary for the desire to feel itself in some state and these states would begin to change and give the desire its qualities. Then the desire will begin to separate one state from another, and a feeling of change from the first state to the second, and to the third will appear in it. This is what characterizes time.
If there were no changes, we would not feel time. That is, it is a subjective feeling of each of us.
In principle, time is a change of states. Therefore, there is no time in spirituality; there is only a change of states.
In our world, we feel time because our body is constantly moving somewhere both internally and externally. It is being influenced and it is influencing. We feel all these changes as the framework of time in which we exist.
In other words, in spirituality, if I do not do some actions myself, consciously, then my states do not change, and therefore there is no time.
In our corporeal world, it doesn’t matter whether I do something or not; changes still occur instinctively and unconsciously, i.e., they are embedded automatically. This is why there is a sense of time in our body.
From KabTV’s The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES) 8/14/22