All the degrees of spirituality are “pre-cut”; they were predetermined in advance by the Light’s descent from Above downward. It is similar to a toy factory that manufactures Lego construction sets. The Creator created a completed picture in the World of Infinity, and then by descending from Above downward, “cut” or divided the picture into more and more parts. This went on until the “Lego pieces” were ready to be given to the “child” who exists in this world at the very bottom of the descent downward.
A “child” in this world starts assembling the Creator’s picture back to its original form. He puts more and more pieces together until the picture is complete. How does the child benefit from this “play”? While doing this work, the child experiences great changes during his ascension back to the World of Infinity. He becomes more intelligent and mature because of his labor. The steps of ascension have no value of their own; what matters is how they affect a person. Namely, while climbing the spiritual ladder, the souls become more equivalent to the Creator.
The Creator purposefully threw us down from the World of Infinity into this world so that we can climb back up by re-assembling the image of the Creator within us. That is the object of the game!
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/16/10, Article, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Its Essence”