Spirit over Matter
In Kabbalah, the most basic rule is called “The higher degree rules.” Spirit is Above matter. There is probably no dispute about that. So to change our world, we have to go to the place that corrupts it, and that place is the human mind. As long as humans were only sophisticated animals, the world was fine. It was not in danger. But when we began to want to control it, when we started developing our egoism, that’s when the troubles started, not just for ourselves, but for the world at large. If we correct our spirits, our bodies will act naturally, in harmony with the whole of nature, and hence with the Creator. Then we won’t have to worry about saving virtually extinct animals. Nature will do it. After all, it had been doing it for millions of years before we came, and far better than we have ever succeeded.