An excerpt from a student who emailed her principal at Rohr Bais Chaya Academy, about her excitement at realizations she’s been coming to in Chassidus:
A tzimtzum is an illusion, right?
Unless I’m way off, I think I can say that believing in Moshiach is internalizing the idea that there truly was never a real tzimtzum. It is just the way Hashem chose to make me see it.
My reality in this life that I’m living, is that the world is separate from Hashem, that I am separate from Hashem.
But that’s not actually the reality. I think that nullifying my yeshus – my awareness of seemingly independently existing – is internalizing the truth that simply, it’s not even real. Because it isn’t.
It’s like this wall in front of my face, that’s blocking my view of whatever awesome things are behind it…the wall is real, or at least, it looks like it is, to me. Because that’s how I am supposed to see it…Until I choose not to. And then the wall disappears. Because I chose to, because I was able to choose to, because Hashem gave me the opportunity to choose to!
I’m empowered, So empowered. (I have no idea if what I’m about to say is true, but I hope it is…) Yerida Letzoreich Aliya, right? If you think about it though, how could we say there is a yerida at all? The yerida itself is nothing more then what we choose to let the yerida become.
If the whole process that’s “creating” the yerida in the first place isn’t legitimate, then how real could the yerida be? So the yerida isn’t for the sake of the aliya… the yerida is an aliya in itself!
And I’m not sure if that whole thing is true, but if it is… it’s amazing. Hashem is amazing, because, as humans, our illusion of a reality of a “wall” brings us down. But going down isn’t going down at all. All it is, is the power for me to break through a wall, that will lead to so many wonderful things. (Nullified yeshus, Moshiach…)
I have that power because that’s the purpose of life, and I am alive! Woah!! I am powerful!