Etz Hayim 150, Lesson 4
The Yetzer HaTov and the Yetzer HaRa. Part 2
The Klipah Nogah, the “glittering shell,” the astral body, draws energy from the spiritual Nefesh soul above, and from the animal soul below. As such the Klipah Nogah can be either good or evil. Human maturity is the process of expanding enlightenment. The Yetzer HaTov only enters into consciousness once one manifests the initial signs of adult maturity. Yet, the manifestation of the Nefesh in the vessels of the mind takes place over many years. Souls that can use the power of higher consciousness to overcome the physical desires of the animal soul, can transform the Yetzer HaRa into a subordinate part of the Yetzer HaTov, thus bringing rectification and redemption to the individual human psyche. This lesson is a profoundly practical lesson in human psychology, (one which even Sigmund Freud noticed).