The Creator created a perfect state where we are perfect and exist in adhesion with Him. However, in order for us to feel this state, we must first develop a sensibility to it and learn to discern its components. This sensibility must come from within us; we must acquire a spiritual perception. It’s impossible to receive the sensation externally, even though the Creator is omnipotent.
The creature has to sense its own state in relation to the Creator’s. It has to delight in adhesion and the perfection between itself and the Creator and feel the similarity to Him because there is nothing more perfect. For this, the creature has to contain two states, two details of perception, or two qualities: what it is and what the Creator is. It must be able to distinguish the difference between these qualities in depth. Only then will the creature feel the value and the loftiness of adhesion with the Creator.
The created being must include two opposites within itself. Coming from a perfect state created by the Creator, we must first of all get to know our own nature, as if the Creator doesn’t exist. And then, step by step, we have to go through the stages of getting to know the Creator’s nature.
Then we will reach the goal: We will feel our nature and the Creator’s nature, and the separation and unity between them. Ultimately, this will give us strength and a sense of greatness of the perfect state in which we already exist.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/22/2011, Writings of Rabash