My Answer: After the breaking of the vessels (desires) in the World of Nikkudim, the broken desires, which can be used, are chosen for building the worlds of ABYA. Whatever is left is called “Klipa” (shell) or the impure desires. Klipa are the desires that cannot be used (corrected) for the sake of bestowal until the End of Correction.
A Klipa manifests in the process of clarifying the cause of illness and isolating the rest of the body from it. The whole body (the broken soul) is aching: the head, legs and arms, the heart and the lungs. Why is that? I discover that some small, sick area poisons the entire body because everything in the body is connected.
If I isolate the source of the disease from the rest of the body, the part called “Klipa,” the rest of the body can be revived and corrected. I constantly make sure that the bad part doesn’t mix with the body, doesn’t interfere with it, and spread the disease over it again.
This is our work with Klipot (plural of Klipa). We clarify them in each property. In the soul’s body, the disease affects each cell and organ; therefore, I have to separate the source of the illness and cleanse and correct the rest. I then replenish everything possible except for the affected place which I pull out or cut off from myself.
In other words, Klipa are the desires which I have to discern, separate from a healthy body, and not use anymore. Then I can correct the body. After I perform this work 100% and completely divide the desires into two parts, the healthy and the sick, the End of Correction (Gmar Tikkun) arrives. I then see that the Klipa can be corrected as well.
How do I know which desires are good and which are Klipa? The Light of AB-SAG comes and separates the desires which can be used from the Klipa. It shows us whether each particular desire is for the sake of reception or bestowal. Based on this, we can determine the place of each desire and build a ladder from them, in accordance to the similarity to the Light.
When the Light illuminates all the desires, we can easily see which ones are closer or further away from the Light and which ones are opposite to the Light completely. We only need the Light in order to see this.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/19/10, Beit Shaar HaKavanot
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