A question I received: What is the point that emerges in the heart, in the empty desire of this world?
My Answer: All of a person’s desires are called his heart. The point in the heart is the connection that the heart previously had with other hearts, and which has remained from the breaking between us. Once we were all connected through our desires and hearts together into one system of Adam. But these mutual connections among us have disappeared and only the broken shards remain.
When we were connected together, we constituted a spiritual vessel, a unified desire filled with Light. When the connection among us was severed, the Light disappeared. The Light that disappeared has to return and restore the previous connection, making us bestow to one another, “returning us to the Source.” This is why it is called “The Light that returns to the source,” to goodness. It returns us to a mutual connection which is called goodness.
This connection is the Creator. He is present in the connections among us, while the desire itself (the heart) is just the matter of creation. It does not change. It can be great or small, but regardless, our state depends on the degree of the connection among us.
For now not everyone feels this point in the heart. Our egoistic desire has to develop to a specific level in order for the point in the heart to surface in it. At first the desire feels emptiness from this world, and then it reveals an inner aspiration for a different fulfillment. This fulfillment or Light is not present in the desire, but shines upon it from afar. That is why it is called the Surrounding Light.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/30/10, Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot
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