"Now here is my secret, very simply: you can only see things clearly with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
[From "The Little prince"]
Chassidism (the mystical essence of the Torah) explains how inside every person there's a point where all of us meet, a place where we're all one simple essence. That is the spark of Moshiach within us. King Moshiach, the general (collective) essence of all souls, only needs to arouse that dormant spark to reveal to us the essence of our own soul - a case of "meet the real you". Since essence is not affected by anything or anybody, within or without, it will allow us to make choices that are really free. Then we'll know who the real Moshiach is because we'll feel his spark within us.
What is the call of "Moshiach Now"? The longing for the revelation of Divine Essence, which happens when we accept and greet His Majesty King Mashiach with a royal welcome.
This all may sound very mystical, but the only true reality and existence is God's Essence. Chassidism describes essence (or core) as undefined, unchangeable, indivisible and non-experiential. Try to capture essence, to put it in "captivity" in a "box" of words, feelings, or understanding and you don't have the core anymore.
Unlike logic, which can be so complex, essence is ultimate simplicity and does not have to make sense. It just is and totally free by being what it is. And that's what makes it so elusive for most of us, who worship things that control our lives. We're in captivity until we realize that hollow material existence is nothing more than a shell concealing a fruit (Divine Essence) within.
As long as we are today just as we were yesterday, we get yesterday's results. As soon as we recognize (seeing with the heart) what is truly real, we break the illusion that people and materialism have power over us. That's when we are ready to heal ourselves and the world - we are ready for awakening.
When you arouse the "spark of Mashiach" within yourself, so that it governs your thought, speech and action, you achieve individual redemption. Because this spark is the capacity to act as a redeeming force for yourself, those you know, and in short, everything in the world with which you come into contact.
Chassidism teaches that "if you grasp a part of core, you have grasped its entirety." This spark thus contains the entire essence of Moshiach. It is taught in Chassidism that when a certain critical mass of these sparks is unveiled, it causes Moshiach to be revealed and the ultimate, final Redemption to occur.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe King Moshiach, the collective essence of all the "sparks", is already holding by Redemption and wants us also to see the revelation of Godly Essence. For that he gave us the key to essence, which we call the password to freedom. When we use it to give royal welcome to King Moshiach, we get in touch with our own core and become free.
We are inviting you, a finite being, to join the universal solution by contacting The Unlimited Source.