Answer: We reveal the Creator inside Pharaoh. After all, Pharaoh is the opposite side of the Creator, “help against Him.” In resisting Pharaoh, we see the same form inside him. Thereby, we learn about the Creator. This is the only way we can learn.
Before rising to a new degree, you can only make judgments about it from the lack that you feel in your current state. You feel this lack because you are receiving the illumination from the AHP (Awzen-Hotem-Peh) of the upper one.
Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE) of the lower one is always inside the AHP of the upper one, and the AHP illuminates the lower one’s darkness. After all, the AHP of the upper one is filled with the Light of Hassadim (Mercy); it itself does not use its will to receive. When the Light of Hassadim reaches the GE of the lower one, the latter does not want this bestowal and perceives it as darkness. So, we reveal it as the “darkness of Egypt.”
When I desire this darkness and am prepared to be in it for the sake of adhesion to the upper one, I attain the form of the upper one and escape from Egypt. I walk in this precise darkness, the Light of Hassadim. This is pitch black darkness where GAR of the Light of Hochma (Wisdom) also becomes revealed, adding darkness from the other side. There are very large forces working here.
All of this becomes revealed along the way. One only needs to do what he is required to do. It seems that these degrees are very high and impassable, but they become revealed very fast once we reach them, as it is written: “The salvation of the Lord is as a blink of the eye.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/11/2011, Shamati No. 86
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