I heard about CNN reporting that IDF soldiers shot the Al Jazeera reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh, as a targeted attack, which is uncanny because firing at civilians is the opposite of what the IDF teaches their soldiers from their very first training stage. It is no secret that the media is presenting Israel in an increasingly negative light, and it is because we Jews are not doing what we are supposed to, i.e. what humanity innately expects from us.
There is a subconscious expectation dwelling in humanity toward the Jewish people: to reveal the method of the world’s correction so that the world will become a positive, warm and friendly place. A common counterargument to this that I often hear from Jews in Israel is that “I wish the world would be a kinder and better place, but we’re living next door to people who teach their children to kill Jews from a young age.” What we fail to understand is that we are to blame for the increasingly negative attitude toward us, from our neighbors systematically teaching their children to kill us, to the global media painting a dark portrait of us.
It is almost impossible for us to hear that we are to blame for the negative attitude toward us, because we perceive ourselves as the victims, and it seems preposterous to say otherwise. Why? It is because we do not want to see the core reason behind this statement: that we have a role to guide the world to its correction, i.e. to a state of “love your neighbor as yourself.” Ultimately, although it appears we are headed in an opposite direction, humanity in general is headed to a state of mutual love, consideration, respect, support and encouragement. That state is set in nature, and our current state of development is akin to an unripe fruit that becomes increasingly bitter, until at its very end it inverts, becoming sweet, ripe and good to eat.
So who are we Jews in this developmental process? Unlike other nations that have biological roots, we share an ideological foundation: we first become known as “the people of Israel” when, under Abraham’s guidance in ancient Babylon, we attained a state of “love your neighbor as yourself,” and that heightened connection between us—balanced with nature’s force of absolute love and bestowal—attracted nature’s positive force into our connections. That is what it means to be “Israel,” from the two Hebrew words “Yashar Kel,” which means “straight to God”—understanding God as the root force in nature, a quality of love and bestowal that created and sustains reality.
Today’s increasingly negative attitude toward us is due to the increasing need in humanity for the revelation of nature’s positive force of love and bestowal, and that there is a critical mass within humanity who hold the key to attracting that force, and they are not doing so. Instead of acting like an open tap that lets nature’s positive force of love and bestowal stream freely into humanity, this critical mass instead acts like a cork, blocking the positive force from humanity. Without letting nature’s positive force of love and bestowal into humanity, the negative force of human egoism continually grows unabated, and thus problems across the board increase: from personal problems such as depression, loneliness, stress, insecurity and anxiety, through to problems in society such as increased distrust, inequality, poverty and crime, to name a few.
The more humanity experiences hardships, the more a subconscious negative feeling emerges in humanity toward the Jewish people. Today, that negative feeling becomes expressed as a recent exponential rise in antisemitic crimes and threats, together with an increasingly negative view of Israel.
If we Jews would start realizing our role, to achieve relations of “love your neighbor as yourself” among each other and to become a conduit of that positive force dwelling in nature toward the rest of humanity, then we would see the negative attitude toward us dramatically invert to a positive one. The subconscious urges within humanity would take a major turn. People would start feeling a new light, harmony and peace fill their lives, seemingly out of nowhere, but it would be due to our attainment and projection of a mutually considerate attitude that is sourced in nature.
We hold the key to making this immense positive change a reality. We just need to find the lock and turn it, and then we will see how a whole new perception and sensation of reality would open up. We would understand the core drive behind what currently appears as unjust and unfair accusations against us, and through our own attitude shift toward each other above our differences, we would enable that attitude shift en masse.
It is my hope that we will awaken to this process sooner rather than later, because the sooner we do, the more we will spare both ourselves and the rest of humanity much suffering.
Based on the video “Media Coverage of Al Jazeera Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death – A Kabbalist’s Response” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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