Comment: Sometimes you say that we do not have to go through states of darkness.
Answer: For me, darkness is a necessary state for the next ascent. We must go through it and absorb it. However, this does not mean that you have to be in darkness all the time, partaking in it, and enjoying beating yourself up.
It is necessary to experience this state correctly because you will be building your ascent on it, each time passing through two lines: left – right, left – right. This is how we make steps, left – right.
Question: When we talk about the state of darkness, do we mean a person’s spiritual world and not his attitude to the external world? Does he remain cheerful in our world and everything is good with him?
Answer: It is unlikely that he will be cheerful and feel good because the spiritual states are brighter, stronger, and more impressive than the corporeal ones. Temporary spiritual descents can last a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, and especially in the beginning, even a few months.
Therefore, it requires special work of the group on the person and the person on himself, the understanding that this is happening on purpose so that he would accumulate negative sensations and then begin filling them with light.
Question: Does the frequency of these states increase as we advance?
Answer: Yes. On one hand, the frequency increases, but on the other hand it becomes different. You begin to discern in this darkness, in the descent, what you are being trained for, like an astronaut is spun around in a special simulator, dipped under the water, dropped with a parachute, etc.
You feel this preparation that the upper light performs on you as anticipation of the future elevation above descents, the future attainment of the Creator and inclusion in connection with Him.
Thanks to the greatness of the goal and the greatness of the group, you can shorten time, but nevertheless, states of descent are unavoidable. Therefore, it is written, “The Torah will come from Zion,” meaning that the Torah, the upper Light, is revealed precisely from all the descents (Yetziot).
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 3/22/18
The Building Blocks Of Light And Darkness
A Black And White Ladder Upward
A Bank For Precious Disappointments