The dependence of the upper Partzuf within the lower Partzuf is worse than slavery. There is dependence through the force of evil, alien power. But there can also be slavery through the good life force, when the upper loves the lower.
And then it transmits to the lower because of its love, and does everything that the lower requests, of course, only if it is for the good of the lower. It will always be waiting in order to know how it can help the lower. This is slavery, as if, in an inverted form.
The upper cannot cause any damage to the lower. But until we begin to request, to raise MAN (Mayin Nukvin – female waters), to raise the upper AHP (Awzen Hotem, Peh), the upper will not raise its AHP. It will only wait.
This is called, the Shechina’s sorrow, Malchut of Atzilut greatly longs to raise its AHP and waits for our prayer. But by itself it is not able to raise it, but only according to a request, according to the awakening by the lower ones, the sparks GE (Galgalta ve Eynaim) that are in the worlds of Beria, Yetzira, Assiya awaken the AHP of Atzilut that fell into the worlds of Beria, Yetzira, Assiya.
The upper is with us in slavery, like a parent with his beloved children. Love captivates us as slaves, just like hatred. However, love makes a slave of the upper, one who loves, and hatred turns the lower into a slave, one who hates.
If the upper hates, then the lower becomes its slave, and if the upper loves, then it is in slavery.
Question: In which situations does the upper answer the prayer of the lower?
Answer: The upper answers the prayers of the lower on the condition that they are ready to annul themselves for the sake of connection and ask the upper for the strength to connect between themselves into one Partzuf. The upper realizes their connection and creates a common Partzuf within which the Light is revealed.
This means that in order to receive help from the upper you need to want to connect with others in the common Partzuf, not your individual one but the one that belongs to everyone, which is called Malchut. This is called the prayer of many.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah lesson 6/8/14