Every one of us contains a spark, a desire to reveal the Creator. We unite our sparks, but this is not enough to reveal Him because the sparks are egoistic. They come from the breaking of our former unity. When we make efforts, we reveal that we desire the Creator “for our own sake,” for the sake of our own interests.
That is already an attainment because we have discovered the broken desire which the Creator described by the verse, “I created the evil inclination.” This is an important discovery. We reveal the evil inclination when our “sparks” aspire to Him and we unite them in the group.
As we make efforts to unite in the study, we discover our opposition to the corrected Shechina and the Creator. The Light shows us this. In our common desires to reveal the Creator, we reveal the broken place or desire, and this gives us great joy because we reveal the essence of the destruction.
From then on we can make a leap toward correction: to desire the Creator not for our own sake, but in order to give Him pleasure. Then the altruistic intention will turn our place into the corrected Shechina. We will bring it back from exile and thereby reveal the Creator inside it.
Our entire work is to correct the desire. At first we need a great desire, and then a corrected one. This is what the science of Kabbalah is intended for.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/27/10, “What in the Work, is Israel Who Exiled Divinity, is with Them “