The Pure Energy that permeates all of reality, giving us life through thought, feeling and action is called Light (Ohr Elyon in Kabbalah)
We get this Pure Energy (Light/Ohr Elyon) in infinite degrees from the Source. The Pure Energy has no lack because it’s infinite and therefore perfect meaning it requires nothing, we cannot add anything to it. And because of its perfect infinite nature the Source bestows its Pure Energy endlessly to all sentient beings without bias – it just gives. This is the attribute of the All, pure giving.
So then how we ‘clothe’ (or attach) to this Pure Energy in our thoughts, emotions and actions combine to create the perceptions we experience in each moment, this should be clear. When you feel hate its because you have attached or clothed a sensation called ‘hate’ to Pure Energy – no one else has this power to clothe your energy but you. We may not be conscious of this process, but that doesn’t make it any less true – we all clothe Pure Energy in our thoughts, emotions and actions and thus create our realities consciously or unconsciously based on our level of relationship with Pure Energy, based on the strength of the clothing or restriction I place on it. The true term of being ‘awake’ is consciously realizing this truth.
Therefore, the nature for how we create the reality we experience is based solely on our relationship with Pure Energy and the degree to which we interfere or clothe its purity. Interference or clothing is simply an egoic attachment, it doesn’t mean we change or alter the Pure Energy because we cannot alter infinite perfection, it simply means we’ve restricted our relationship to it and thus reduced our connection with it or perception of it. In esoteric mysticism this is the difference between inner darkness and inner illumination (enlightenment) which is the degree to which I allow Pure Energy to flow through me and hence out into my reality in its purest form.
So the purpose of the Path is simply to learn how to let Pure Energy flow unadulterated because then we can experience it’s perfection, unity and peace instead of our restricted duality, suffering through fear (lack, etc)
Each degree of this process of Pure Energy flow (thought, emotion and action) solidifies the Pure Energy into gradually greater density; sometimes called the ‘Worlds’ (or degrees) of the Root and the Branch.
The Root is the Source of Pure Energy and the Branch is the manifestation of that energy here in this experience called our world.
The degree of interference, of this egoic attachment, is defined by the difference between our egoic attributes and the attributes of the Pure Energy. Meaning the strength of my egoic attachment creates a greater restriction of it’s purity in my experience, we call this a false reality. The degree of this difference creates the degree of polarity, polarity is duality and duality creates lack or suffering which manifests as fear (need, longing) in our reality. In this world we perceive this uncorrected interference or egoic attachment of Pure Energy as hate, fear, war, anger, greed, lust, conditional love, etc.
The more strength (or will) we attain allows the Pure Energy to permeate these channels of density (or Worlds) without interference (without egoic attachment) which creates gradual degrees of peace, harmony or Oneness because it give us an ‘intimate knowing’ and expansion of consciousness or evolution of spirit which is the whole of the purpose of creation.
The less strength (or will) we have in preventing Pure Energy from permeating our reality through egoic attachment (restriction) creates greater duality; the difference between our illusory perception and the true perception and hence we feel this as suffering, longing or lack (fear, etc)
To be clear; We’re not trying to utterly lose thought, emotion and action Heaven forbid. We’re simply trying to correct the egoic attachments which create a restriction of Pure Energy and thereby creating an infinitely more abundant degree of peace and bliss – unity.
But to remove the egoic attachment requires strength (will) and we can’t fool ourselves into thinking we create this strength, we don’t. This Will must be provided to us through our adhesion of form with the Pure Energy – this is the process. The Pure Energy can only give us this strength, it is a partnership that must be formed in unity with the All – we don’t remove the All or Source from this equation.
~ “Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice…” (The Pharaoh; Exodus)
The strength of our will is given to us from above, from the Pure Energy. But this Pure Energy cannot change us without our pure and whole desire for this change.
This process of perfect partnership is the Path, my ability to create a state within myself that allows the Pure Energy (Light) to come and strengthen me because I open myself up to it.
However, it is utterly and totally up to us to allow this Pure Energy to remove or correct these egoic attachments, this is our own Free Will – the Pure Energy will not do this on it’s own, it also requires a unified partnership with us.
~ “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Avot 2:21 Rabbi Tarfon)
We have to understand the purpose of creation is only about the evolution of our conscious connection with Source and that means we must awaken ourselves to these efforts to demand these changes within through the removing of the egoic attachments which restricts Pure Energy.
Correction of the S’firot in Kabbalah, transmutation of the metals in Alchemy, cleanings the chakra’s in Yog, etc is the process of removing restrictions from the Pure Energy for the sake of merging with it, experiencing it and revealing infinite peace. This Path is universal throughout the world in all esoteric wisdom and all mystical and religious systems. When we adopt the Will to remove egoic attachments, we allow Pure Energy to flow through us and into the world creating perfection.
To the degree that I can aim my intention toward the Pure Energy in my thoughts, emotions and actions is the degree to which I allow the Light to permeate me in greater degrees. This bonding or merging gives me additional strength (Will) because as I merge with it I instantly adopt it’s greater attributes which gives me the ability to move into the next level – this is the Jacob’s Ladder step by step into the Heaven’s and the basis for the specific Parzufim structure in the world of ABYA in Kabbalah.
However, the more I fail to work on this Path the further I drift away from experiencing the Pure Energy of Source. The time for this inner work is now, to become ONE with the properties of the ALL… otherwise how can we expect to merge with it after we pass on from this world?
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven… I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me.” ~ Matthew