We all know that’s meant to happen, somehow, but she wanted to know how is it going to happen? Especially as the rules of lashon hara, or evil speech, dictate that you can’t just write big long screeds spelling out everyone else’s massive issues, terrible hypocrisy or smug arrogance. So HOW is everyone meant to know who’s really good, and who really isn’t?
It’s a very profound question.
After giving it some thought, I told her that I think that just as more and more people are working out for themselves, in their own small circles, about who's really good for them, and who's spiritually and emotionally healthy, and who really isn’t, that phenomena is going to widen out to the rest of humanity, and we’re all going to find it increasingly easy to spot the nasty, evil-doing, mentally-ill hypocrites and fakers at 50 paces.
And the truth is that already, I’m starting to see that happen more and more. People who seem to have been getting away with ‘it’ - whatever ‘it’ actually is - for years, decades, even, are suddenly being unmasked as selfish, abusive, ucky frauds.
WHY is all the stuff that got shoved under the rug in Hollywood since the town’s inception suddenly spilling out all over the place? Why are so many of the smoothest hypocrites in town (including politicians, actors of all stripes and self-appointed ‘champions of social justice’, Jewish and otherwise) suddenly running into all sorts of problems and snafus?
The answer can be found in the pages of the Midrash-Rabbah, in the section talking about how God will take the ‘sun out of its sheath’ on the ‘great day of judgment’ and burn the wicked with it (Midrash Rabbah, Bereishit 8). There’s a whole interesting section of additional sources in my Artscroll Midrash, that basically says the following:
“According to R’ Yitzhak Isaac Chaver…the sunlight does not originate with the sun. Instead, it derives from a higher souce of light, the one introduced on the First Day of Creation….Even now, its rays are channeled down to us by the sun, albeit in a weakened, less-spiritual form (see Rambam and Rabbeynu Bachya.)….
“Before Adam sinned, he was on so high a level that he was able to connect with, and benefit directly from, the spiritual light of the First Day, with the result that he could see ‘from one end of the world to the other’….
“In the future, the righteous will return to Adam’s original level and will be worthy of the unfiltered light of the First Day. No longer will they have a use for the physical sun…
“With the world bathed in the overpowering light of Creation, any stains on the souls of the righteous will be burned off without a trace; in the words of the Talmud (Nedarim 8b), the righteous will be ‘healed’ by the sanctifying rays of the rejuvenated ‘sun’.
“The wicked, on the other hand, won’t take well to the spiritual brilliance of the new world order. Again in the Talmud’s words, they will be ‘brought to justice through it’…the searing holiness of daylight in its new form, so therapeutic and uplifting for those attuned to it - will act upon the wicked like a consuming fire…”
- The more ‘spiritual’ aspect of the sun’s energy is all the particles of energy that are coming down to us via the ‘solar wind’ - and this connects directly to all the stuff I’ve been writing about over on spiritualselfhelp.org about how ‘space weather’ directly affects our mood, outlook and mental and physical health.
- The ‘sun coming out of its sheath’, amongst other things, could well be talking about the increase in the solar wind, and all the other energy coming off the sun right now, as the solar system is highly-electrically charged thanks to ‘Nibiru / Kochav Yaakov’ interacting with all the other celestial bodies in our patch of space, including planet earth.
- THAT could well be why so many people are feeling like their bad middot are busting out all over the place at the moment.
Our souls are being ‘bathed’ in this ‘truth energy’ and it’s showing up all the ‘stains’ just like when you go outside in the bright sun in your white dress and suddenly notice it’s a little yellow or grey in places. If you’re someone who’s working on themselves (trying to…) and not pretending to be perfect, and not so into ‘external’ appearances, it’s a little embarrassing, but not the end of the world.
But if you’re one of those people who like to pretend they are perfect, and who haven’t bothered to clean (or acknowledge…) any spiritual stains anywhere - then boy, are they getting the shock of their lives when the light suddenly gets switched on, and it’s all out there, in everyone’s faces, clear as day!
- While the wicked people are being ‘burned up’ by this truth vibe (not least, with feelings of terrible, awful shame - not for what they DID, but because they know LOOK BAD to others) - the righteous people in the world actually feel vindicated, happy and ‘healed’ by all these revelations.
And it also answers my daughter’s question, too, because we don’t have to do anything, or say anything, or point anything out (but man, sticking to that is still so hard sometimes, at least for me…)
Because the sun, the light, is going to reveal all the ‘stains’ and issues anyway. There’s going to be no hiding who you really are any more, or what’s motivating you, or how you really treat people.
All of us are going to return to Adam HaRishon’s level of being able to see ‘from end of the world to the other’ - especially when it comes to noticing people’s true characters.
That idea either makes you deliriously happy - or the opposite.
And I think this process is only going to gather pace as our space weather continues to get weirder and weirder.