Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

What is the spiritual process?

The spiritual process of development means disagreeing with listening to our egoistic desires for self-benefit at the expense of others and nature, and developing a new spark that will be connected solely with the upper force of love, bestowal and connection, called “the Creator” or “nature.”

According to our efforts to develop this spiritual spark in us, our spiritual desire, we will be called “human beings” in the fullest sense of the term. That is, “human” in Hebrew (“Adam”) means being similar (“Domeh”) to the most high, the Creator (“Domeh le Elyon”).

The Creator is the force of bestowal, of giving. It is the opposite of what we are, desires to receive. The Creator exists in a small spark we have within us for giving. It is very hard to find the Creator. The biggest egoists can find the Creator faster and more accurately than smaller egoists. People who have smaller egos, who have an inclination to help and participate with others feel as if they already experience the spiritual quality of giving to a certain extent, but they do not.

While we develop spiritually, wishing to identify more and more with the spiritual spark within us—the force of love, bestowal and positive connection to others—we go through states of despair when we find ourselves continually falling into our egoism, pride and self-concern. Getting through such states and using them optimally depends on the environment that we surround ourselves with. Individually, we cannot get through such states.

We are given a certain feeling, and if we have something contrasting that feeling around us, similar to weights that alternate from side to side, then in such a way we can use the counterforce.

If we surround ourselves with people who support us in our spiritual development, then we help each other, discuss and understand each other. We also might not necessarily be focusing on the person who is currently in descent, but toward everyone.

Based on the video “What Is the Spiritual Process of Development?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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