A question I received: Under which condition does the Light that Reforms begin to influence a person?
My Answer: The Light acts upon a person only if he wants it. Everything depends on desire. The Light is in a state of complete rest; we only need to acquire the desire for the action that the Light has to perform on us.
There are a multitude of actions that follow one another at various levels and in various forms, such as actions of clarification, recognition of evil, correction, and fulfillment. We have to clarify which actions the Light has to perform on us and prepare ourselves for them. As soon as our desire becomes equal to that of the Light, it will come to fruition.
We, ourselves, open the way to the Light and let it act upon us. If we can’t achieve the required desire, then we don’t merit the action of the Light and nothing happens. However, then, the Light that needed to reveal itself affects us via its reverse side causing us to suffer. Ultimately, this suffering pushes us to create the desire, the vessel for the Light, so that we become worthy of correction. Therefore, we only need desire.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/9/10, The Zohar