When reading The Book of Zohar, we have to see the Light in it that corrects us and returns us to the source. But what has to be returned to the source? I have to place something “beneath” the Light. The Light shines, but do we have the desire that we want to correct? This is what we have to be concerned with.
The desire has to be suitable for being corrected by the Light. If the desire does not correspond to it, then the Light still influences it, but in that case we feel bad to the extent of our desire’s difference from the Light. This remains so until we make our desire suitable for correction.
That’s why there is a rule, “Make your desire like His” and then “He will make your desire like His,” like the desire to bestow and love.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/8/11, The Zohar
The Last Drop That Turns On The Light
The Zohar Is The Remedy For Every Illness
Opening The Way To The Light