The Torah is a method for purification from the ego and the gradual attainment of “entry into the Land of Israel,” meaning, the attainment of desires similar to the characteristics of the Creator filled with goodness and love directed from each one to all the rest.
All of this was realized in the forty years of wandering in the wilderness. Nobody attained the height all at once. When a person comes to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, he or she is preparing him or herself for entry into a spiritual level; he passes through a multitude of different states: ascents, descents, and forward movements that seem like a regression to him. There is perpetual movement from one state to another state. Actually, the same tendency can be seen here: All of the states are absolutely different; all of them are given to us by the upper force, the Creator, and we need to direct them to the singular point of convergence towards Him for everyone. The main thing is connection with the Creator in spite of all the states we are found in.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/21/15