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UPDATED JULY 10 2014
One is incapable of going from the slavery of a materialistic existence to that of one living according to spiritual consciousness until one is liberated from the consciousness of slaves.
Our sages teach on the verse, “The tablets were the tablets of God, and the writing was the writing of G0d, charut (graven) on the tablets.” (Ex. 32:16): Read not “charut” (graven), but “cherut”, (freedom). This reflects what the sages say that the only free man is the one who studies Torah” (Avot 6:2). Learning though is not enough Only when one comes to agree to serve God does one become free. This alone liberates one from the empty bestially nature of his animal soul which enslaves them to their lower animal desires and own selfish ego. As long as a person transgresses God’s commandments they are taking their own life, committing spiritual suicide, in the next world, this world or both.
is written, “Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath; there is no other.” (Deut 4) This means that there is no other force in the world that has the ability to do anything against his will
. And when a man sees, things in the world that seem to deny God’s authority, these things are His will also. And it is called a correction. This is what is described as “the left rejects and the right draws near,” meaning that which the left rejects is considered a correction. This means that there are things in the world, which, to begin with, aim to divert a person from the right way, and by which he is rejected from Holiness.
By being pushed away by God and providence that makes one’s life difficult. A person receives a need and a complete desire for the Creator to help him, since he sees that otherwise he is lost.
He comes to feel more shattered than whole. He experiences many more descents than ascents. He does not see an end to these states, and he thinks that He will forever remain outside of holiness. For he sees that it is difficult for him to observe even as little as a jot, unless by overcoming above reason. But he is not always able to overcome. And what shall be the end?
Then he comes to the decision that no one can help him but the Creator Himself. This causes him to make a heartfelt demand that the Creator will open his eyes and heart, and truly bring him nearer to eternal cleaving with God. It thus follows, that all the rejections he had experienced had come from the Creator.
This means that it was not because he was at fault, that he did not have the ability to overcome his evil desires or lack of enthusiasm in his Divine service. These people I am talking about truly want to draw near the Creator. They will not settle for little, meaning remain as senseless children, They are therefore given help from Above.
Only if that person has a true desire will they receive help from Above. He is constantly shown how he is at fault in his present state spiritually. Namely, he is sent thoughts and views to be able to truly access his position “spiritual”, his state of development in truth. This is in order for him to see that he is not one with the God. And what he needs to overcome.
A man must always try to cleave to the Creator. Namely, that all his thoughts will be about Him. That is to say, that even if he is in the worst state, from which there cannot be a greater decline, he should not leave his pursuit of Holiness. And he should never imagine that there is another authority which prevents him from entering holiness, and which can bring benefit or harm, God Forbid. Remember that is is written :
“Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath; there is no other.” (Deut 4)
That is, he must not think that this is the force of the Sitra Achra (Other Side) acting alone against him. That it will not allow a them to do good deeds and follow God’s ways. Rather, all is done by the Creator. This is no other force that can oppose him.
The Baal Shem Tov said that he who says that there is another force controlling things in the world, namely Klipot (shells), that person is in a state of “serving other gods.” As ultimately all is controlled by God.
If he thinks that there is another authority and force apart from the Creator, by that he is committing a sin.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said to Satan, Where are you coming from? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.. And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?” (Job Chapter 1)
There is only one God and He controls EVERYTHING ultimately
One should be remorseful and say: “I committed that sin because the Creator hurled me down from holiness to a place of filth, to the lavatory, the place of filth.” That is to say that the Creator gave him a desire and craving to amuse himself and breath air in a place of stench.
In a certain sense it is the God who gave him the desire for these things. To go to the lowly places. He could have refused the desire and passed his test. One receives a desire and craving to take pleasure from things they had already determined were improper, but now he wants to receive benefit from them. Even if he knows better his personality requires refinement so that he can make the right choices.
It is like if his wife has sent a harlot to test his fidelity, to see how he will act.
One should be careful never to leave the domain of Holiness, and say that there is another who operates besides the Creator.
By recognizing a 2nd authority as God, which truly is not. You invite its influence into your life.
Sometimes one actually comes into this world incarnated as a pig, as they acted like this in their previous life.
The matter of being favored by the Creator, or the opposite, does not depend on the person himself, but only on the Creator. And man, with his external mind, cannot comprehend why now the Lord has favored him and afterwards did not.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
“His ways are always strong; your judgments are far above, out of his sight”
Anything that exists in a person except for the will to receive does not belong to the creature, but is attributed to the Creator, but the will to receive pleasure should be corrected to being in order to bestow.
The God created the world so that he could give to the creation. We need to work so that in our lives we emulate this Divine quality of the “desire to give”.
It is known with regard to the Light of God itself, that there is to it no change, as it is written, “I the Lord change not.” All the names and appellations are the vessels of this light. It which is according to these that the light becomes differentiated to different aspects. The will to receive is included in “Malchut” (the active kingship of heaven as is it manifests here below in this world)—the root of creation. hangs down to this world, to the creatures.
The Divine Presence hangs down to this world, it does not change. The question is what will you do with it. Will you take its power, motivation and dress it in evil. Or will you do good and reveal God in the world.
The general Tikkun (correction) is so the Upper Light will shine in them and the world, ultimately in utter completeness. So don’t block it by being stupid. The vessels are generally named “Shechinah” (Divine Presence) .
Before the Light shines in them in utter completeness according to the correctness of their actions, we call that time, “A Time of Corrections.” This means that we make corrections in our actions, speech, emotions and thoughts so that the Light will shine in them in completeness. Until then, that state is called “Divinity in Exile.”
Your heart should be a Tabernacle for the Light of God, not a place
of waste and filth.
In other words when that which God hates captures the whole of the heart.
This is called “Divinity in the dust.” It means that it has been lowered to the ground, and each and every one loathes matters of holiness, and they have no desire whatsoever to raise it from the dust. Instead, they choose disgusting things, and this brings on sorrow to and of the “Shechinah” (Divine Presence). This is what happens when one does not make their heart a Tabernacle for the Light of God.
To be continued………………………………………………………………………..
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