According to our current understanding of nature, we cannot create or extract energy out of nothing. At least not yet.
More generally, it is impossible that something emerges from nothing.
It is because nature initially created something out of nothing.
In the language of Kabbalah, we say that the Creator—which is synonymous with nature, a pure desire to bestow goodness and delight—created the desire to receive the delight, out of nothing. Everything and everyone that was created, the entirety of nature, is under the providence of the Creator, i.e. the upper force of love and bestowal that creates all life.
It is in no way a negative phenomenon that we cannot create something out of nothing. It simply means that we live in a limited world, and while living in a limited world, it is impossible for us to create something out of nothing.
Moreover, it is even a positive phenomenon because it means that from our limited state, we can reach a state where we will become unlimited like the Creator, and thus experience the immense richness and depth of feeling two opposite poles of reality. In other words, we can reach a state where we experience the eternity and perfection of attaining the same quality of love and bestowal upon our desire to receive.
That is why we say that we can only become “like” the Creator: that we remain as a desire to receive, but we can attain an intention to love and bestow like the Creator upon our desire to receive. Therefore, as exalted as such an attainment is, there is still a lot we cannot do.
Based on the video “Can We Create Energy from Nothing?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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