When we think of gevurah as discipline, our native intellect thinks “I want this, it is happiness to have it, but I can’t have it.”
When we think of gevurah as awe, we are conscious that what is stirring our native intellect has a deception of being pleasurable stemming from something false in us trying to project itself from a false place onto the screen of our lives in time and space through our speech and deeds, the doorway into this world.
Here is where gluing imagination to intellect is urgent. With trust that happiness comes ONLY from serving Hashem – learning Torah, fervent prayer, and emulating 13 His Attributes of Mercy (tolerating insult, overlooking faults, bearing the burden of confusion of mind, forgiving and casting sins into the sea) – we can reach three worlds above us with naaseh v’nisma. Hashem is the Source of all vitality.
We can come to understand the idea of being the Jewish People at the plate, the next shift trying to rectify Adom’s sin. Because or native intellect does not have memory of Adom’s sin, our lives are orchestrated and our behira points set for us to do the work seemingly in this moment in time and this location in space, but we are to do work to rectify and what we are rectifying is the real fixing we need to accomplish, repairing what broke when we injested from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and became overly involved with self-awareness. Whatever our challenges, when we have consciousness we understand that we are repairing by removing tuma, dirt, over the elements of the foundations of the world.