How to Develop Your Ten Sefirot | Kabbalah Explained Simply

How do you define the part in you that can develop into ten Sefirot? What are the ten Sefirot that you can develop into? Also, once you define how to develop your ten Sefirot, what are the key stages in such a process of development? Our matter is a desire to receive pleasure, while our physical body is nothing more than an animal. We sometimes feel our desires through the physical body, i.e., those for food, sex, and family, and sometimes through a more inner body—desires for money, honor, control, and knowledge. The first group of desires (food, sex, and family), are individual desires belonging to our physical body. Our social desires for money, honor, control, and knowledge follow them, which involve interaction with others, yet which still differ from an even higher level of desire that we have yet to come to terms with. The latter desire is a spiritual one, and when it surfaces, we feel attracted to a new unknown “something” on one hand, and that all the previous levels of desire cannot ultimately fulfill us, on the other hand. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, the spiritual desire is called a “point in the heart.” It is characterized by questioning the meaning and purpose of our lives, why things are the way they are, and whether we can influence our fate. The point in the heart creates new poles of positive and negative, plus and minus within us. Where we once lived, survived, and thrived solely according to our individual and social desires, where we pictured fulfillments at the levels of food, sex, family, money, honor, control, and knowledge as the “positive” pole of our lives that we aspired to, when the point in the heart emerges, we naturally feel that as much as those desires can fulfill us, they cannot fulfill a deeper and more internal part of us that demands meaning and purpose, and we thus feel their transient fulfillments as a “negative” or “minus” pole in relation to our newfound spiritual aspiration that demands something more meaningful and even eternal. The wisdom of Kabbalah was made for fulfilling the deeper and more inner need of the spiritual desire, where it defines the spiritual goal and provides a method for how to attain it. By spiritually advancing using the method of Kabbalah, we learn how to simultaneously take the reins of a new positive/plus pole in reality—the spiritual quality that we can gradually attain likeness to, which is where we learn how to access and illuminate the ten Sefirot of our soul—as well as the negative/minus pole, in reality, our constantly growing desires to receive pleasure. By taking these reins, we learn how to create a positive/plus level, and develop our connection with the ten Sefirot more and more above an increasing negative/minus, adding a whole new level of depth to our perception and sensation of reality, all the way up to a point where we feel no end to our fulfillment and exist in a consciously-attained eternity and harmony. Also, the more we develop the positive/plus of the point in the heart in relation to the negative/minus of our corporeal desires, then we eventually start seeing how our ten Sefirot all interact as a single system of eternal consciousness throughout all the levels, from the point in the heart connecting to the highest Sefira of Keter, all the way through to our desires to receive becoming the lowest Sefira of Malchut.


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