The Zohar, Chapter “VaYetze (And Jacob Went Out),” Item 133: …And since those NHY join with the lower one during the Katnut, afterwards, during the Gadlut, when the upper one brings its NHY back to its degree, from the place of the lower one, it rises along with them to the place of the upper one, and the lower one is attached to them, as well. Thus, the lower one receives the lights that are in the upper one….
Suppose, we read a passage from The Zohar. What did it talk about? The Zohar spoke of the relation between the souls, between the parts of reality and nothing else. It doesn’t matter what words are used to describe it, be it HGT, the Upper One, Leah, and so on. Regardless, we have no clue what is going on here. Kabbalists use the words of the corporeal world to express the relation of forces in spirituality, which is a completely different reality.
While reading every word, I have to tell myself: “This is the connection between the souls. That is the property of bestowal dwelling among us, and the Upper Light that fills the souls (our desires), connecting them in one common vessel. This is the Creator revealed in the creature, and that is the creature perceiving the Creator.” Behind all these words, I must always see one reality. Then it makes no difference what words I’m reading. After each word I read I remind myself that the Book is talking about unity, the property of bestowal that fills the entire desire to enjoy.
The most correct, inner approach is to constantly sense and feel that it all speaks about unity, connection, love, adhesion, a single reality, and mutual guarantee. Thus, all the words just explain in more detail those sensations experienced in my mind and thoughts. This approach will make it easier to perceive all that we read in The Zohar more correctly.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/25/10, The Zohar