AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 8 Menachem Av, 5774
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The souls of Israel represent essence. They have the element of total humility/bitul.
They also have the power of return. They can turn themselves over and return to Him. Tshuvah/return is not on a functional level – it is an essential move.
Tshuvah/return defies definition. A person my have everything, but the soul says, 'this is not my place'. And it moves to 'pnimius ve-atzmis ein sof' – to the essence.
The soul comes back to being totally incorporated in the most hidden of hidden levels.
Torah says, 'if you walk in my ways, I will give you your rains in their time' – saying that everything, including nature depends on Torah.
Nature is the 'external union' (yichud chitzoni). In nature you have the element of conflict and resolution.