The desire to receive is divided into “Isra-El” (straight to the Creator) and “the nations of the world” (desires not aimed at the Creator). Such desires exist in every one of us: Some (for now, only “the point in the heart”) are aimed at the purpose of creation, while others (called “the nations of the world”) are not directed at reaching this goal.
“Exile” is the exile from the Light, from the spiritual world, meaning from the property of bestowal. “Redemption” is appearance of the force to bestow, to unite with the others, to love, within me. “The Creator” or “the Light” is the property of love and bestowal.
This is the only way to view all Kabbalistic texts: only within oneself and solely for the correction of self. Otherwise, you will drown in corporeal images (idolatry) and start growing new religions based on Kabbalah.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/10, “Exile and Redemption”