(PRWEB) October 2, 2003
Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) October 2 2003 Â ÂGod, give me strength to change the things I can change, give me courage to accept the things I cannot change, and grant me wisdom to know the difference.Â What is it about this nature of ours that causes us to endure so much suffering to reach our desired state? Why do we wait to reach rock bottom to ask for help? Here is a newsflash: there is a method available nowadays for actively rising above the suffering in this world to coexist in the eternal bliss of the spiritual world. There is just one catch. Taking this path will make any 12 step program in this world look like a picnic.
Kabbalah.info spokesperson Josia Kersen explains: ÂThis system is all about us making the first move to improve ourselves. Just like anything else in life, those who help create the foundation have the most to gain. We already have substantial proof that studying Kabbalah eliminates substance abuse and depression, because it is the ultimate source of fulfillment in this world."
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, our entire world is ruled by the general law of the universe, which is destined to lead us back to the perfection of the Garden of Eden. And all that happens in our world is directed at the achievement of this goal. If we were as corrected and perfect as our original form, there would be no wars or suffering of any kind and everything would function in an optimal way. Until we reach this state, the same law automatically affects each individual and mankind as a whole to the extent of our development so that we can realize the necessity of achieving this goal.
The consoling words of the serenity prayer are uttered by thousands of people across North America every day. Yet despite our sensation of having full control over our lives, our life experience proves that we essentially leave this world unchanged. Kabbalists on the other hand are people that fully attain that there is someone else running the show. They grasp GodÂs rule of the universe, justify all His actions, and adjust themselves to be included in these actions. By merging with Him, Kabbalists go from being involuntary participants in the process of evolution to become GodÂs active and intelligent partners. Such absolute accord between man and God is what our correction process is all about.
The wisdom of Kabbalah describes the successive changes we have to go through in our world, which is governed by the general law of the universe. This law pursues one single objective Â to make us equal to God. The influence of this law on us depends on the level of our development, meaning according to the development of our desires and aspirations, and is called Âthe worldÂ. Since there are 5 levels in a desire, the influence of this general law on us from the level of Infinity is divided into 5 levels. The study and attainment of the worlds represents the research of correspondence between different levels of a desire, its transformations and the influence of the general law on it. In all there are 125 steps: 5 worlds with 5 levels, each consisting of 5 sub-levels. The description of our interactions with the law (God) on each level is what Kabbalah teaches us how to attain.
Mankind is constantly moving towards the goal pre-determined by this all-embracing law. The goal is to lead each of us to the highest level (the 125th step) by allowing us to consciously and independently develop, in contrast to the way we evolve historically Â unconsciously and uncontrollably. This is because we have no freedom in our earthly development; hence the general law affects us without asking for our consent. And we, presumably the most highly evolved creatures in the entire universe, are obliged to take its successive forms. Our spiritual attainment is so much different Â fully conscious, independent, determined by us in each stage of our development. We essentially create ourselves. Each man on earth must achieve this degree of participation in his own evolution in one of his lives.
Aspiration for the Creator is a fundamental law of nature. We have no freedom in this. Nature will compel us with sufferings to aspire for the Creator. Freedom consists in the decision to voluntarily choose the only existing path without waiting for sufferings. Until we willingly accept this path, nature will force us to wake up and take notice through the daily occurrences in our lives.
** A marketing consultant in Israel, Josia Kersen is the spokesperson for the World Center For Kabbalah Studies, a non-profit group that is accelerating the spirituality of mankind by spreading the wisdom of Kabbalah to all four corners of the earth.
World Center For Kabbalah Studies