Our world is a difficult universe. Each yid descends down to this lower world in a state of deep amnesia about his or her purpose here. True, we often times find our stride and push forward. Yet, we know deep down inside that we usually forget why and what we are doing all of this for. The distractions are endless.
Each one of us is considered a mini-world, a vessel containing the blueprint of the universe – the Torah stamped within. This stamp, this is our soul, our Godly will – ultimately our kingship.
Because we have been sent down without remembering our purpose, this stamp, the soul, remains hidden deep within. No matter the Torah we learn or the Mitzvot we do, we feel disconnected until we begin to dig inside of ourselves and discover who we really are.
The Tzaddik’s role is to facilitate this self discovery – to be a guide to the Nation of Israel in order for each yid to move beyond the rote actions of exile and reach the heights of Geulah.
The purpose in this world is to reveal the Kingship of the Creator within the entirety of Creation and yet we cannot even hope to undertake this mission without first discovering that Kingship within.
Rosh Hashana is the beginning o the year. It is also the best time to begin a new path within – a path of memory and conscious connection to the Creator’s will that flows throughout the Creation and is most deeply held within each of us, waiting to be discovered.