8 Heshvan 5767, October 30, 2006

Pay attention, open up and allow HaShem to speak His Words of Living Torah directly into your mind and heart...
By HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok. Copyright (C) 2006 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.

Before all, there is Nothing.  Nothing is a something unto itself.  It is only Nothing to us.  Being that to us Nothing is a no thing, there is not much to say about it.  No words can be used to discuss No Thing.

Nothing becomes revealed through something.  Yet, as with everything, something has a beginning, a middle and an end.  The beginning of something, of everything is its Will.

Will is the intention and desire to be.  Prior to becoming, there must first be the Will to become.  Everything in creation has a beginning.  The beginning of everything is its Will to be, to develop into that which it is.

Will is the kernel, the seed, the tiny small essence that contains within its smallness the entire plan and process for becoming.  Will includes within it all that is to be, in its most fundamental primordial state. 

In the Will, there is the desire for everything to be.  Yet, Will does not manifest the different parts.  Will does not think; Will does not feel; Will does not act.  Yet, Will manifests the drive that gives birth to thought; Will expresses the desire that gives rise to feelings and Will creates the impetus and drive that motivates actions.  All this is brought forth from Will, whereas at the same time Will is none of these.

Will is a power, the manifestation of being, even before the birth of consciousness.  Will reveals something from the Nothing.  That something goes through the process of creation, birth and evolution until such a time when it masters maturity and fullness.  In this state only is there completion.  In this state only has the full Will become manifest.

Will begins as a motivation and desire and ends with action culminating in completion and perfect expression.  When there is a Will, there is a way.  The opposite is also true; when there is no Will, there will be no way; no way to accomplish, no way to succeed.  Will is therefore the source of all; it is the beginning of all things.  It is the seed.

A seed needs to be planted in fertile soil in order to live, to grow and prosper.  The soil that nourishes the seed of Will is the genesis of thought, the inner Mind, the unconscious, intuitive knowing, best known as Wisdom.  

However, this is another lesson…


Shalom, Ariel Bar Tzadok

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