“Global crises show us that we will not be able to solve any problem alone. Gradually, through pain, they will teach us that we must learn to work together. This will be the beginning of the restructuring of the world.” – Michael Laitman
A war in Europe that lasts longer than anyone expected with no end in sight, a virus that mutates and easily outwits scientists, seemingly unstoppable inflation, irreparably broken supply chains, and other global crises plague humanity. But blows cause us more than pain; they restructure the world. They lead the entire planet—minerals, plants, animals, and humans—to a state of harmony and balance that occurs despite humanity’s desperate attempts to avoid it. The phase we are going through is very special. A new, peaceful and harmonious state is created that is only painful because we resist it, because we want to cope, even when the solutions work against us.
Everything that is happening in the world today points to a plain and simple fact: we have no idea what is going on. We have no idea why things happen, how to make them work for us, and how to secure our future and the future of our planet.
The climate crisis, economic decline, and incessant international violence are symptoms of a broken system. And the system is broken because we refuse to recognize and act on one simple fact: for better or worse, we are interconnected and dependent on each other. Therefore, we should work for each other, not against each other.
Global crises show us that we will not be able to solve any problem alone. Gradually, through pain, they will teach us that we must learn to work together. This will be the beginning of the restructuring of the world.
Nature will leave us with only two options: learn to cooperate or let nature teach us this, as it is doing now. The first is painless and quick; the latter is the current path—full of turmoil and sorrow.
Take the virus for example. If we worked together around the world, we would quickly get rid of it. Because we refuse, it continues to spread and defeat our efforts. Or take the food shortage. It is false, there is no shortage of food. Humanity produces far more than it consumes. Because we distribute it unevenly, parts of the world are oversupplied, others starve, and excess food is thrown away and pollutes the planet. This is a man-made crisis that should not be happening.
As it is with food and health care, so it is with access to education, housing, economic development and every other area of human endeavor. Add to that the endless arms race and you have a recipe for endless poverty, misery, frustration and ultimately violence.
Now that things have gone too far, the crisis is reaching everyone. It’s nature’s way of saying that if we don’t work together, no one will succeed. No country can prosper independently of other countries. Every country depends on global markets: on raw materials from other countries, on products produced abroad, and on food that it cannot produce on its own.
When the struggle for supremacy over other countries reaches a certain threshold, the damage we do to others begins to come back to us. At this point, a global collapse occurs. This is happening today.
We can continue to fight each other and make our lives increasingly difficult and eventually unbearable, or we can stop fighting each other and make everyone’s life easy and safe. In the end, we will choose the latter because nobody wants to suffer. The only question is how long it will take us and at what cost.
Restructuring humanity is not an option, but we can choose between the quick and easy way or the long and painful way. Right now, we’re clearly on the latter.
International Academy of Kabbalah – Bulgaria