Resolving taiva and gaiva – bitul and shifless (humility) are the result

The effort we put into removing the impurities of taiva off of the element of water restores us to bitul, to desiring only what is good in Hashem’s eyes, and to reflecting His Good into the world

 

The effort we put into removing the impurities of gaiva off the element of fire restores us to lowliness/shifless, to a passion only for Torah and tefilla in order to connect in devekus by uplifting the passion to serve Him.

 

The flow of life force through us creates a constant ability for the efforts of bitulling taiva and uplifting passion through shifless to create positive influence.

 

This is our functioning as nishmas am yisrael. Only while we are alive and struggling with the natural challenges of being in the kelipas do we have the standing to be able to exert influence by resolving desires and uplifting passion.

Human life has value 2 – choosing what gives us satisfaction matters in every moment

There is a great deal of good in the world that comes through the kind acts of people.

Doing good deeds gives us a sense of satisfaction, knowing that we made a difference to someone.

 

The sacrifices we make to do good deeds is formative of our inner being. We often have to make a great effort to triumph goals of kindness over the obstacles and stumbling blocks and trials that invariably get in the way. Each triumph strengthens our integrated ability and determination to do good deeds.

 

The satisfaction that we experience is not the same as a satisfying meal or satisfying a personal need. There is a pleasure associated with the satisfaction that we feel when we quietly see the good that results. That pleasure is a gift that comes to us through our inner being from a deep place. And as we strengthen our inner being, more opportunities will present themselves, for when we create a useful vessel, it is a beloved reliable pathway for the good deed and a means for us to receive happiness and pleasure for being chosen as the delivery system for the goals of the Higher Being. That recognition is for all eternity.

 

Choosing to form our inner being into a vessel desirable to the Higher Being for the fulfillment of His Will brings us satisfaction and pleasure in this world and eternal reward. We accomplish this by getting our natural resistances out of the way. It is a loving and gentle choice to triumph over the natural daily living in order to experience satisfaction and to develop the inner being.

 

Being alive means having a choice to be that pathway for good, no matter how much it might seem that we are in the dark or suffering or in terrible circumstances, there is an internal choice we can make that can mean everything to ourselves and our loved ones.

Human life has value 1 – the soul of a person is the deepest thing in the universe

A human being is the deepest thing in the universe. The experience of life based on our externalities cannot capture the immense meaning inherent in the existence of every single person.

 

Yet on a horizontal plane, in relationships, in business, in families, the best love and value we can give each other can only go so far in securing a sense of that deep inner being that is housed in our body but exists on much deeper levels than just time and space.

 

On a surface level, if we look at each other, what makes us different from looking at a rock, or a plant, an animal or a work of art or engineering?

 

If we hold a rock in our hand, we know it exists. Its existence is intrinsic. Yet when a young person wants to get a driver’s license, the presentation of their physical existence is not enough to prove that they exist and who they are.

 

Who we are goes far beyond the body we move around in. And our ultimate identity develops over the course of a lifetime.

 

Recently Robin Williams took his life. He was so successful, brought so much joy into the lives of people – yet he had an internal struggle and opted out. Perhaps his death by his own hand reached into our hearts because for the past few months the value of human life all around the world seems to be very much under-valued, with hundreds of thousands of people being exterminated by bands of people in different countries. We do not know the immense value of each of those hundreds of thousands who have been killed. In their worlds, they made a difference to their families and loved ones, at a minimum.

 

When someone whose face is known worldwide, whose image is one of success, ends his life, it is time to fight back. Life no matter how difficult it is has a value that is beyond the capacity of people including ourselves to truly appreciate in full.

 

It is time to begin to take another look at the life of the inner being. It is time to realize that the expression of the inner being does not have to be visible to others – rather, there is an expression of the inner being that can make a difference even if no one ever knows about it.

 

One of the highest things we can do is give charity to another person without them knowing who gave it. Why? Because if the receiver knew who gave it, they would probably want to thank and give appreciation to the one who gave the money. Believe it or not, that experience of pleasure for being acknowledged would interfere with the greater pleasure of the satisfaction of having helped the person. How?

 

If the person thanks us, we are happy in the moment, that we are acknowledged. But what about a month later? In a quiet moment, do we continue to enjoy that acknowledgment? But if we donate without the person knowing who gave it, and we see that the money has done good for that person, then whenever we think of that gift, there is a satisfaction that we feel, a happiness, a pleasure, that no one else can touch, that is within our inner being.

 

Think about it. We have an inner being. That inner being is something besides the image that we project in the world. It is far deeper and has intrinsic value.

 

Being able to wipe off what blocks us from feeling that intrinsic value is a doable task. It is possible because the reality that we are deeper than our bodies and egos is absolute truth.

 

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Understanding ourselves to be able to triumph tzelem elokim over the natural urges – free ourselves from the grip of hopelessness

Because we are alive, and as long as we are alive, we have the natural inclinations that have a stronger presence in our lives than the far stronger inclination of the tzelem elokim.   When we are faced with choices, if we even see the brief message of the tzelem elokim attempting to direct our actions we should consider that to be the result of our great effort to learn Torah and to prayers to Hashem to help us be upright.

 

But because of the constant, persistent natural urges that seem stronger than our will, we may make the mistake of thinking that we are trapped in them; after all, it seems that the natural urges are part of who we are, and that despite their presence, we struggle and we try to do the right thing and therefore we are good people. Thus, the presence of the natural urges that we wish to overcome seem to be part of the landscape of our lives.

 

Because most people don’t let these natural urges run their lives, this landscaping and how we cope with it leads us to believe that we have to co-exist while we are alive and that there is not much relief, that we just have to continue to step over our natural destructive instincts and carry on. We are patient with ourselves in this regard, yet very often we grow impatient with others who suffer from the same universal composition.

 

What if we COULD gain relief from some of the natural urges that landscape our lives and subjective realities? Would we be willing to entertain the idea that with a little effort over a few weeks or a year we could move and gain some relief? Do we believe that it is possible to break our nature?

 

The Vilna Gaon tells us that if not to break our human nature, what purpose is there in being alive? Thus we know that it is possible to break our nature.

 

Are we willing to exert effort to gain relief? A better question is are we willing to set boundaries for our natural urges so that we can experience the happiness and pleasure Hashem has designed for us to experience while alive.   Is the answer “yes” to this question more appealing now when we measure it in terms of pleasure?

 

What if we could gain relief from some of the natural urges that landscape oour lives and subjective realities? Here we need to choose to see that we are NOT that landscaping, or our past mistakes or our faults. If we identify with the landscaping then our emotional investment in being good and right can confuse us from making a choice that can bring us to real pleasure. The image that we develop to project into the world notwithstanding, our essence and only true identity is tzelem elokim. From this perspective, our effort to examine what is in our natural urges becomes approachable.- what flows through our unrectified hearts, our unrefined character traits, our animalistic instincts and reactions and lusts and more? If we see that it is a strength, something that Hashem has glorified us with through uttering us into existence and thinking of our soul, we can keep that bit of His Glory, the strength, and realize the rest is just a result of being in a fallen world. That strength becomes the truth unmasked about our natural urges that we have free choice to raise upwards with imagination to glue to the truth that we are tzelem elokim here to bring His Light into the world. Doing so recognizes our condition of lowliness, which really is the inner penimius of malchus, of understanding how to create an arousal from below.

 

Creating an arousal from below of making effort to triumph tzelem elokim over the natural urges becomes a structured exercise when we understand the task – unmask the part of what glorifies us from the emotional labeling of the heart that makes the matter feel so strong, whirling like tornadoes or hurricanes at times. Leave the labeling and mask behind identifying it as the natural impurities on the elements of water/taiva, fire/gaiva, wind/speech and earth/solid vessel. When we willingly wipe off these impurities from the reactions that are natural within us, we are giving ourselves a kapara. The result is that the elements within us, water, fire, wind and earth become purer. Our effort to do this is a demonstration that we truly want our mercy to triumph over the natural. This is the arousal from below and the image that we project as a result of doing this effort will more and more reflect tzelem elokim into the darkness and confusion of whatever circumstances we face.

 

When we see how we grip our natural urges and resist doing this introspective work, it is easy to understand how we have a world where darkness seems inevitable. When we see that we have real free will and the ability to choose to wipe impurities off of our unrefined characteristics, we come to increase the clarity and pleasure there is in living. And when we come to increase the clarity and pleasure there is in living, we being to realize the value of life, to be able to reflect light into the world and provide a way for Hashem’s glory to be visible in time and space.

 

 

What causes us to grip our natural urges is imagination that can be freed to instead grip onto Hashem’s 13 attributes of mercy. We are intelligent beings and can surely see that pleasure and living with the value that Hashem has designed for us, to be His Vessels to reflect Him into the world, is far better than succumbing to the pit of hopelessness that our natural unrectified characteristics unbounded will throw us.

 

We are choosers but understanding the place of choice is truly what matters. And understanding the place of choice means understanding that our true identity is that of tzelem elokim here to be a vessel to reveal Hashem’s Will as stated in Torah. The alternative is to kick and scream or get depressed or anxious that Hashem is not delivering to us the image that our natural urges would like to project. We can set boundaries and tests to help us realize when our imagination is to put the crown on our head in order to receive kavod for the glorification of having a tzelem elokim, or instead to choose to use imagination to put the crown on Hashem’s head in order to uplift the glorification that He provides and choose to use both our inclinations to reflect Hashem’s kavod into the world for His Sake, for He desires our hearts in order to be revealed in time and space.

 

It is true that people are glorified because Hashem gives us a tzelem elokim. The question is, will we attribute that glorification to what we say is good or to what Hashem says is good, according to Torah.   Therein lies the struggle, the honest look at the impurities upon the water/desire/taiva, the fire/radioactive arrogance/gaiva, the wind/flightiness/ruach/ speech and the earth/malchus/solid vessel/sadness that generate the bitterness involved with the experience of living with unrectified characteristics.

 

Bitterness is a sign we are far from Hashem. We can release the strength so that it can ascend and be used in His Service restoring happiness that was trapped in a falsehood of our unrectified characteristics projected into an image.

 

What glorifies us is tzelem elokim, that Hashem gives to us. Reflecting tzelem elokim brings true pleasure each time we choose to do it, making our pleasure something within our reach because it is a product of our choosing to make the effort to unmask it and reflect Hashem into time and space.

 

Life has value. The ripple effect of making choices has cosmic impact. Hashem wants to have a relationship with us so that His Glory is visible in time and space. When we value our lives and our choices in this way, we reflect commitment to His Will, His Goodness and His Mercy.

 

May we be wise and make the effort to rise above believing we are trapped in the hopelessness of being alive with natural urges that reflect unrectified characteristics.

 

May we not fall into the hands of self-pity or into fallen ahavas Hashem that might cause us to enable others to feel justified in trapping their tzelem elokim in hopelessness and destruction/self-destruction.

 

May our strength that testifies to the glorification Hashem gives us through life itself then be uplifted to be glued to reflecting into the world only His Mercy.

 

May our triumph of tzelem elokim over the natural urges that we are able to accomplish by setting boundaries for the natural urges based on water, fire, wind and earth be a pleasing arousal from below that will create a consciousness within us for redemption, for clarity, for connection, and for love and awe of Hashem.

 

And may that arousal from below bring about the Arousal from above.

Rabbi Doniel Katz – How to access the soul for Yom Kippur

 

IMMERSE YOUR SOUL IN LOVE: The Secret of Yom Kippur (PART 1) SD from The Song Begins/ Doniel Katz on Vimeo.

IMMERSE YOUR SOUL IN LOVE: The Secret of Yom Kippur (PART 2) SD from The Song Begins/ Doniel Katz on Vimeo.

IMMERSE YOUR SOUL IN LOVE: The Secret of Yom Kippur (PART 3) SD from The Song Begins/ Doniel Katz on Vimeo.

IMMERSE YOUR SOUL IN LOVE: The Secret of Yom Kippur (PART 4) SD from The Song Begins/ Doniel Katz on Vimeo.

Hashem wants a relationship with us – perhaps this is why military, political, financial and other manmade endeavors have not yet reached the desired goals

Hashem wants a relationship with us. All of our accomplishments are due to having been glorified by Him, for there is no glory in the world other than His. Hashem creates the world to have the ability to give the highest good to a being that can experience that good, which is us.

 

 

Hashem is concealed in nature but He is very present. His presence has been unmasked in many stories over recent weeks B’’H. Yet what about our relationship with Him? He does not force Himself upon us! He gives us free will to have awe of Hashem or not.

 

Awe of Hashem – that is the sefira of gevurah, of Yitzchok Aveinu. Yitzchok had the inner strength to rise above his own nature in order to serve Hashem as the story of the akeida tells us. We have the ability to lovingly look inside and search out the truth of our motivations in order to bring both our inclinations into the service of Hashem. When we fear anything but Hashem, it is a fallen yira. It is an amazing fire – anxiety, gaiva, arrogance, hatred, violence and more all have their roots in fallen awe of Hashem. Instead of constantly understanding that He and only He is the Source, we get caught in glorifying ourselves. How?

 

All of us have an image of how we believe we should be treated, spoken to, given to and more. We project this image and when our image of ourselves is frustrated by the behavior or actions of others, our feelings get hurt. This is normal reaction based on our ego.

 

Our image of ourself, that projection that we have, is NOT our true essence. It is an image that WE create.

 

Our true essence is that of tzelem elokim. We are made in Hashem’s Image. The 13 middos harachamim explain who Hashem is and how He designs us to emulate and bring those attributes into time and space.

 

When we feel a discord between our image and our experiences, that is a moment where we have the opportunity to see that Hashem desires us to reconnect to His 13 Attributes of Mercy. It is as if Hashem is orchestrating the circumstances to show us that we fell down and He wants to pick us up.

 

Human nature is that we want to set the matter straight, take an action, solve it. And the more skilled we are, the more we feel like we are coping with life and able to take good care of ourselves. Yet there is a very important component that Hashem is bringing to our attention right now. And that is our relationship with Him.

 

On the basis of having awe of Hashem, what in our actions reflected that we conducted ourselves with a desire to have Hashem pick us up?

 

When we take a moment and redirect our passion from the anger, the anxiety, the fear, the harshness, the judgments that we naturally experience and say to Hashem, I wish to direct this passion to learning the Torah needed here and to prayer to You to please help me use this passion to create warmth, light and blessing, Hashem immediately lifts us to a calmer place where we can then begin again to look at the matter, only this time from a new perspective, which is how can I bring Hashem’s Attributes to shine in this matter?

 

And that is how we have a relationship with Him.

 

If we believe in our own hand, in our own judgments, in our own fire power, we are using what Hashem gives us to glorify us, but are we relating to Hashem, having the relationship with Hashem for which He creates us? And why is that important anyway, as long as we surive and do mitzvahs and learn Torah?

 

Hashem loves us and wants to give us pleasure. The greatest pleasure is associating with Him. When Moshiach comes, the effort we made while we have free will is the “proof” that we valued this relationship and will determine the degree that our vessel will be able to receive the good Hashem designs us to receive. Whatever other pleasures we seek NOW when we have free will, after Moshiach comes, these pleasures will not be experienced the same way. It is now, while we have free will, that we can develop a relationship with Hashem for which He designs us so that when Moshiach comes associating with Moshiach will be the delight Hashem desires for us.

 

So Hashem is doing His Part. He is protecting us. He is sending us challenges beyond our ability to solve militarily, diplomatically, socially, financially and more. Let us realize that we have a relationship with Him, to serve Him with all our heart, all our soul, and all our might and to realize that our passion, although we have done a great job at surviving and keeping Torah, now has to be turned upward to Torah and in tefilla asking Hashem to please pick us back up to our true identity, that of tzelem elokim made in His Image, so that we can reflect Him into this world.

 

Let’s do it today, ok?

 

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The whole world is filled with His Glory – There is No Other Power

In all our prayers, the constant focus is that Hashem’s Glory fills the world.  All Glory is Hashem’s.

 

Hashem glorifies mankind by making us in His Image.

 

Wben Hashem created Adom, He asks Adom to name everything.  Adom can see the letters making up the objects Hashem utters and names them.  Whose glory is that?  It is Hashem’s Glory with which He glorified Adom.  Thus it is understandable why Adom could have made the mistake of thinking that Adom could be able to make a huge kiddush Hashem by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and then going into the world remembering to triumph tzelem elokim over the glory that Hashem had glorified him with.

 

What Adom did not realize is that Hashem would then confuse him by making the temptations part of the same neurocircuitry.

 

And here we are today, struggling in the confusion of mind, trying to triumph tzelem elokim over the natural urges and instincts that we have, questioning whether the task is to heavy for us, who are purportedly the heel of Adom, hopefully the last before Moshiach comes.

 

Watching the current events of the world, what is clear is that Hashem is protecting Israel, He is actively involved in every moment.  It makes good sense to realize that Hashem is actively involved in every other occurrence in the world.

 

Before an eagle lands on a nest of her eaglettes, the mother eagle hovers over the nest flapping her wings so that the little eaglettes can ready themselves.  If the mother eagle just lands, it might be that her tremendous weight might damage a wing or a neck or a part of one of the eaglettes.  Thus the mother eagle hovers and the eaglettes shake themselves, straighten and prepare for her to land and feed them.

 

Who can say that our lives, anyone’s lives, contain the happiness today that we seek – how can what we are seeing in the world not distract our hearts?  We woke up today to finding out that in Iraq people were buried alive, buried in a mass grave of 500.  Who is going about their business as usual, pursuing happiness ignoring the context of the world we are experiencing?  I would venture to say that we all feel it.

 

And what are we doing?  Which way are we preparing ourselves, what are we identifying with?  Are we looking at our internal struggles and seeking to have the part of us that is made in Hashem,’s image dominate and triumph over our natural urges, or are we clinging to the coping mechanisms that have been helping us deal with worldly matters throughout our lives?  This is an important question.

 

One year, Rabbi Frand mentioned that a man came up to him and asked him if Moshiach was coming this year.  Rabbi Frand asked him why he wanted to know.  The man said if Moshiach is coming this year, i want to close my store on Shabbos.

 

Whether Moshiach is coming this year or not, it is a good question to ask ourselves. Where do we have a coping mechanism or a belief system that, if Moshiahc is coming today, we want to upgrade?  It is meritorious to make our efforts to do so.

 

Yet we need tools and guidance to do battle with our will, especially if we have been successful in the past with our coping mechanisms.

 

Why can’t we just continue as we are, and hope for the best, after all, we have preserved Torah, we daven, we keep mitzvahs?

 

That is each person’s choice.  As I see it, the battle we do while we have free will matters in two ways. First, it helps me build spiritual muscles to survive what we need to, meaning to be able to derive happiness from clinging to Hashem’s Attributes of Mercy even as we see all these horrifying circumstances – when we emulate His Mercy, we experience the pleasure of touching His Goodness. It is a constant effort that we can make to maintain connection with the Source of all Good despite how our senses experience the darkness.  Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, is the opportunity to do teshuva on the coping mechanisms that may have created damage and negative influences in the world. As we do teshuva, the darkness of nature that is concealing Hashem’s Glory is mitigated.  Thus we have two efforts that we can choose that can help.

 

We want to serve Hashem with love in our hearts, not out of fear of being annihilated.

We want to have awe of Hashem at how He is the only glory in the world and yet He glorifies us by giving us free will and the power of speech to participate in creating influence

We want to conduct ourselves with compassion thereby reflecting Hashem’s attributes into the darkness around us and healing our imperfections

We want to make kiddush Hashem so that the whole world can see that all Glory is Hashem’s.

 

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What influence do I have that can really help matters in today’s world?

We finished Shabbos to the news of Rabbi Raskin being murdered in North Miami Beach on Shabbos morning on his way to shul. Israel is bombing Gaza. The United States is bombing ISIS. The Yazidi people are stranded in the hot Kurdish mountains awaiting rescue.

 

Israel has seen Hashem’s Hand in outward miracles. Hashem is here. He is amongst us. Having His Revealed Glory in the world would solve everything. Do we want it? Do we really want it?

 

The tzelem elokim is in this fallen world, covered by two kelipas, taiva/desire and gaiva/arrogance. These kelipas give us free will and life, which means that we are completely free to listen to the natural urges and create negative influences or to do battle with them and make an effort to listen and serve the goals of the tzelem elokim, learning and keeping Torah, emulating Hashem and living with emunah and bitachon, giving love and value, knowing our survival is in Hashem’s Hands. Going after the natural urges became more compelling because we ingested from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Before that, the temptations were external to our neurocircuitry and therefore were less solid, although imagination for our Glory was a built in natural urge. After we ate, the temptations for natural urges gained access to our neurocircuitry and combined with our imagination for our own Glory, become a potent contender upon which to base our happiness and esteem, however counterfeit they are in Torah terms. The more we hold by these counterfeit yet immediate gratifications, the farther away the pleasure and happiness that the tzelem elokim experiences when doing mitzvahs becomes.

 

To benefit from the geula in the way that will bring us pleasure, it is important for us to choose the Tree of Life while we have free will. Accessing the Tree of Life is connecting our imagination, our bina that helps us understand one thing from the previous thing and to the next, to the true root source of all good, which is Hashem’s Attributes of Mercy. If we want a tree of life, the roots must be in the pure spring waters of absolute truth, Hashem’s Attributes of Mercy.

 

It is not natural to do so. When we ingested from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Hashem took the life force of the Soton and wired it into the life force of adom, meaning that if we choose to listen to the Soton, we literally produce negative influences through the mechanism that Hashem sets up in His Oversight of the world. That is, Hashem gave Adom a role in the influences with which Hashem maintains nature. That role has not changed. What has changed is that our choices for wrongdoing have a far-reaching influence beyond just what looks to us as our own little lives.

 

If we want the world to be a better place, we have to be better people. If we don’t like seeing terrorists, we have to stop relying on tirades to communicate our desires in our homes and lives. Each person is a universe, a vertical life form rooted in Shemayim with the tip of its bottommost part covered by the kelipas and lowered gently into time and space for 120 years to see if we will remember to reflect Hashem into the world using the life He gives us. when we forget, and we all do, we try as hard as we can to secure for ourselves our dependency needs, justice, and happiness. Torah teaches us that our first effort in attaining any goals in this world must be through the recognition that there is only One Giver, Hashem. This is the basis of monotheism. There is Only One Power. No other.

 

Digesting that, we can come to understand that if we forget and go after our goals based on our urges, our education, and our most sophisticated and well-meaning goals without first turning to Hashem, we are relying on something, namely the gifts that He gives us, without acknowledging Him as the source. Ultimately we taint with negative influences our best efforts and this produces impurities in the world that Hashem tolerates until we do teshuva.

 

Eating from the Tree of Life means that we comprehend that even though our natural urges now trigger our neurocircuitry, we still have the power to choose to draw Hashem’s Attributes to heal our confusion and bring us back to the condition of Adom before he ate, meaning an understanding that the natural urges are external to tzelem elokim and that we really can find the pleasure for which we are created by serving the goals of the tzelem elolim

 

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Short explanation of effort to triumph tzelem elokim reflecting Hashem’s Mercy into the world over our natural urges

What you are experiencing is showing you something tremendous about yourself.  the amazing strength is YOUR tzelem elokim.
When a coin is in an empty box, it rattles and makes noise.
When tzelem elokim is trapped in something untrue, it causes us anxiety.
How can we affect nature?  Nature is Hashem’s realm?
We have the power of speech and we have free willed choice.
We can tell Hashem, this strength that is rattling around in bitterness is amazing light. Please I wish to use this strength and all my strength to reflect Your goodness into the world.  Please move this light and give it into my hand and lead me in the direction I wish to go which is to serve You with all my heart, all my soul and all my might.
tolerating insults, overlooking faults, bearing the burden of confusion of mind, forgiving and casting sins into the sea, living with emunah and bitachon, giving love and value, knowing our survival is in Your Hands alone.

In this way we begin the journey of tikun to shine light into a world of confusion and darkness. just making the effort creates positive influence.  it is a loving and gentle journey.  Hashem loves us!!!  He wants us to be able to experience the pleasure of His Presence when He is revealed in the world. Let us work now to triumph tzelem elokim over the natural urges.

 

Just as the Macabees attained ein od milvado consciusness and then Hashem helped them defeat their enemies, so too we can understand how when we connect through tzelem elokim to reflect His Mercy and live Torah, the pleasures and comforts and security that is in His Hand comes with abundance, something that we cannot take from His Treasury any other way.

 

Hashem does not want us to serve Him out of fear of being annihilated or abandoned.  He wants us to serve Him by releasing the Shechina in galus with our fears of annihilation and abandonment  that are part of the kelipas of taiva, desire and gaiva, arrogance and then dedicating our entire will to reflecting His Light into the world as the moon reflects the sun.  In so doing we repair the damage done when Adom ingested from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that caused us to be thrown out of Gan Eden and made mortal, abandoned and annihilated, until we remember that we are tzelem elokim in the kelipas of fear of abandonment, taiva, and fear of annihilation, gaiva and love Hashem with all our heart and release Him from suffering through our confusion of mind.  In all there world there is nothing but Hashem.  That includes us.  And everyone.  It is time to remove the stone from our hearts and love Hashem. We can use the steps above to help us.

We can tell Hashem, this strength that is rattling around in bitterness is amazing light. Please I wish to use this strength and all my strength to reflect Your goodness into the world.  Please move this light and give it into my hand and lead me in the direction I wish to go which is to serve You with all my heart, all my soul and all my might.
tolerating insults, overlooking faults, bearing the burden of confusion of mind, forgiving and casting sins into the sea, living with emunah and bitachon, giving love and value, knowing our survival is in Your Hands alone.