“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”Genesis 28:12
We are told in Genesis that Jacob laid down to sleep and in his dreaming state he saw God’s angels traversing a “ladder” between Heaven and Earth.
There was of course no physical ladder. What Jacob experienced was a portal between the realm of pure spirituality and the material world.
When you say the word “portal” you may think of an opening or doorway. This however is not quite accurate.
The entirety of the portal exists in the realm of perception.
The more closely you align yourself to God–through contemplation, good intentions, good deeds, and prayer–the more easily you can perceive things as they are.
The true world is fully spiritual in nature. It is only through God contracting His presence (“tzimtzum”) that we see what appears to be the material world around us.
We were placed on Earth to learn and grow and ultimately to cleave to God in all things.
Do not be distracted by scary stories about the evil ones and their attempts to artificially gain power.
Your contentment, genuine peace of mind, and devotion to the Lord makes life fairly impossible for them on a spiritual level.
Just keep doing good things.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.