Question: Why were we given the sensation of independent existence in this world? It totally confuses us and doesn’t allow us to do something on our own.
Answer: On the contrary, you are given the opportunity to do everything to become like the Creator, to reach His level! It is a tremendous job.
Maybe it seems to you that if you say: “There is none else besides Him,” with that you wash your hands of everything: “You have problems? Contact the celestial administration, but I have nothing to do with it.”
No! You have to change yourself so that you will completely understand, feel, and discover for yourself the upper system and see how it operates absolutely everything through an infinitely thin network. Only by attaining the entire network of forces that govern the feelings, thoughts, and various connections between opposing creatures, will you be able to say that this indeed is the network of connections about which it is said: “there is nothing else but it.”
In the book A Sage’s Fruit, Baal HaSulam writes: “All the thoughts that arise in a person’s mind are actions of the Creator. That one seemingly attracts them from somewhere, or that they are born within him—it is a deception and the source of all deceptions. Any thought, even the most insignificant one, the Creator sends into the mind of a person, and He is the driving force of man, animal, and everything living.”
We need to clearly feel this and act accordingly. We must directly participate in this network of forces, to live within it, to bring it to live. We turn it on.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/2/18