Question: You explained that at each of the 125 degrees of ascension, the desires (the left line) and the Light (the right line) are pre-set for us in advance, and that we rise to their degree by connecting them correctly. How is this realized in practice?
Answer: There are two forces in nature: the force of bestowal and the force of reception (“plus” and “minus” or the right and the left lines). Both of them expand from the Creator, and my job is to construct the middle line from them.
The left line is to receive and the right line is to bestow. I need to connect them by placing “resistance” (R) or a “motor” (M) between them. I connect them, and then they work sustained by my effort (R or M). The result of my actions (the working resistance or the motor) is regarded as the “soul” or “human.”
Suppose I have constructed within myself a human at the first spiritual degree. Now, I am facing the next one. What is the difference between the “human” of the first degree and the “human” of the second degree?
I have to increase “faith above reason” (bestowal over reception), create a screen that connects us all together, arrange the Kli (vessel) in equivalence with the Creator, and draw the Surrounding Light that will help me build the screen (the connection between the right and the left lines).
The desire with the screen has to be equivalent to the Light. The amount of reception in the left line has to be equal to the amount of bestowal in the right line. If I achieve this, I ascend to a higher spiritual degree.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, “The Agenda of the Assembly”