I received a few emails asking if I could share any Kabbalistic insights into the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict. All I can do is share what I learned from Kabbalist Rav Berg. Any change in the world that takes place within the religious authority and political establishment is merely an EFFECT and not the cause of any global change. It is we, the people of the world, who changed, to what ever degree, that causes events to transpire on the world stage.
The Opponent (the ego within) tries to convince us that these high-profile events are the cause of significant change but, in fact, they are not. They are the effects of things that have already taken place within the realm of our collective human consciousness. Kabbalists strive for global change in the hidden 99% realm, which is the dimension of our behavior, our thoughts and our level of consciousness.
Yes, there has to be people working to change things on the material level of existence. But those changes are only to relieve the symptoms and bring relief and aid to events that have already taken their toll upon us.
Kabbalists and students of Kabbalah focus on inner transformation, letting our egos get crushed, or least, diminished, sharing Zohars and have total certainty that the effect of these types of transformative actions in the 99% will bring about positive change in governments and the religious institutions as they operate in the 1%.
The Zohar is clear: The religious establishment of “Judaism” Christianity and Islam are corrupt. Period. So are all governments. But its our fault, not the fault of those in power. When we change, the world changes.
It is always so tempting to focus on what our eyes see and what our ears hear. But no causative change happens on the physical dimension. And our doubts about this truth are also because of the ego, because the ego will do anything to prevent its destruction.
I try to keep my focus on my own ugly behavior and then I watch the world of science, religion, and politics to see if there is unusual and illogical changes taking place. The more illogical and surprising the change, the more positive our work has been.
The Pope’s resignation was unexpected.
Everything is leading us to our Redemption and the ultimate removal of pain, suffering and darkness from lives of all mankind.