Apparently, the Generations of the Flood, Dispersion (Tower of Bavel), and Sodom currently exit within the souls of both Jews and non-Jews in our time.
This is in addition to the Erev Rav souls plaguing us.
And just as with the Erev Rav souls, the percentage of soul comprised by the above Generations differs from person to person.
Just like a Jewish soul may possess only a spark of Erev Rav, a Jewish or non-Jewish soul may only possess a spark of the Generation of the Flood, the Dispersion, or Sodom.
And when we're talking about sparks, this means that a person can elevate those dysfunctional sparks via working on character traits, emunah, and bitachon—thereby eliminating these sparks and purifying the soul.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that just like some Jewish souls aren't actually so Jewish and instead comprise mostly or all Erev Rav components...likewise, Jewish and non-Jewish souls can also comprise mostly or completely souls of the 3 Awful Ancient Generations.
This is why we're seeing modern versions of attitudes found in those 3 Awful Ancient Generations.
Recently, I discovered a shiur (just under 38 minutes) by a rabbi with whom I'm not familiar, Rabbi Yonoson Roodyn:
Migdal Bavel - The Most Mysterious Building Ever Built
He describes the Generation of Dispersion (the Dor HaFlagah of Tower of Babel infamy) and the striking parallels to our time.
He also notes the difference in the all-encompassing emphasis between the first 2 Generations:
- Generation of the Flood focused obsessively on the desires of the individual.
- Generation of the Dispersion focused obsessively on creating a single-minded collective.
This explains why today's world features both an obsession with me, me, me...AND an obsession with homogenizing society via technology, media, combined with moving toward a socialist-communist structure.
We see the tug-of-war between these conflicting emphases in real-time.
Via this shiur, you'll see how truly NOTHING NEW lies under the sun.
Once you see the parallels, it makes things so much clearer and this clarity provides a path to develop the right attitude & values.
Meaning, instead of buying into to all the peer pressure and media propaganda to embrace values presented as "compassionate" or "liberating" or "open-minded" or "progressive" or "just," you'll see how a lot of that is simply the power-greedy communist Dor HaFlagah up to their old tricks 3786 years later.
(The Tower of Bavel fiasco occurred in the year 1996 from Creation/1764 BCE.)
I believe this knowledge can help us remain independent thinkers who cling more tightly to Torah hashkafah, rather than getting swept into all the feel-good brainwashing which actually derives from the newly arisen sparks of the 3 Awful Generations.
Please also remember Chazal already stated that these Generations have no portion in the World to Come.
They've returned now. But they hold no future in any world.
So if we follow them, chas v'shalom...where will we end up?
The Invasion of 3 Ancient Generations://www.myrtlerising.com/blog/july-07th-2020
(Throughout that post, more links are available to understand even more.)