Emuna originates from the heavenly sphere where the upper lights and creative forces originate. Our soul stems from this lofty place and once experienced this immense G-dly light directly. The desire to connect back to this light is the soul’s only desire and mission; the purpose of her existence.
The neshama ‘remembers’ the delight she once experienced. It is deeply engraved in her. Unconsciously, we (our bodies) seek pleasure yet we do not understand that this sensation comes from the soul’s desire to bond with that place where all goodness derives from Hashem Yitborach.
Emuna is the bridge that connects the upper and lower worlds. To have emuna means to connect our worldly experiences and define their relevance according to Heavenly terms. Seeing worldly happenings through the eyes of the soul, through emuna eyes, creates an entirely new reality, a new pair of lenses.
Today’s daily dose of emuna is dedicated to the fallen man and women who lost their lives while in service in the Israeli army. May their neshamot bask in the Shechinah HaKedosha, Amen.