Answer: It is actually approaching, not distancing. In Hebrew “offering” means “closeness” (קרבן – קרוב). It is yet another layer of the uncorrected desire hidden in me, which I wasn’t aware of and couldn’t work with. And now it has manifested.
What is revealed as darkness, as heaviness of the heart is the part instilled in me that now has come to light. I can receive additional Light into it, a new understanding and sensation. This is why we rejoice in it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/9/2011, Writings of Rabash