The Zohar, Chapter "VaYechi (Jacob Lived)," Item 808: When Jacob was gathered, the moon illuminated and the craving of the upper sun, ZA, awakened toward her. This is so because when the sun, Jacob, awakens, another sun, ZA, awakens. ZA clings to the Nukva, and the moon—Nukva—illuminated from ZA.
All of this is talking only about a person who attains spirituality. All sorts of changes take place in a person because his will to enjoy is constantly renewed through the uncorrected qualities that are revealed and their subsequent correction, showing a person various forms in the general, unchanging, spiritual state. Everything is constant except me, and inside me – everything changes.
However, as Baal HaSulam explains in the article "Preface to the Book of Zohar," we perceive the world with the help of a "camera" which projects the picture of reality for us on a "screen" in the back of our brain. This is why it seems like everything happening inside of me exists on the outside.
It turns out that I see the surrounding reality as a projection of the inner chaos of my desires, thoughts, and the connections between them. In reality it is not chaos; it only seems this way to me because I do not know exactly in which order my inner Reshimot surface inside me.
However, when they awaken in a specific sequence, then I see the changes in the constant Upper Light. These Reshimot suddenly conceal this Light and reveal it in different manifestations, depicting it in different "colors," giving it various forms and images. Meanwhile it seems to me that all of this is happening on the outside, even though all of these Reshimot are awakening inside. That is how The Zohar describes the processes happening inside us.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/10, The Zohar