The great Kabbalist R. Elimelech, who lived a few centuries ago in Poland, says just before the Messiah arrives, the Creator will wind a rope around the earth. Everyone will hang on tight. The rope will then shake violently. Wildly. Flinging it back and forth, up and down.
Those who retain their ego, who refuse to unify and look for the good in the people whom they disagree with; those who choose to spread lies & darkness, they will let go of the rope, thinking that is the way to safety. They will probably believe in the very lies they tell and believe that their darkness is actually Light.
Those who seek peace, who let go of their indulgent ego and fight all the doubts and negative thoughts and skepticism that come to test us, they will retain their certainty in the wisdom of Kabbalah. They will know to hang onto that rope and to their teachers.
So hang on and hang on tight. The shaking of the rope has begun. The world has been shaken right off the rails.
Oh, and by the way — the rope is also our consciousness. And the shaking is the barrage of negative thoughts that bombard our brain every day and every hour. The doubts. Uncertainty. Cynicism. Hanging onto the rope means keeping certainty in Kabbalah. The Centre. The lineage. Our Zohar.
No matter what.
By the way, no matter what means: No Matter What!
Letting go of the rope means letting go of our certainty and connection to the Centre. Our teachers. Our Zohar. Our lineage.