Our collective state in which we all exist connected together is called Malchut of Infinity, Shechina. Shechina is a “place” where the upper Light becomes revealed. It is called Shochen according to its actions: He dwells and resides in her.
We are desires connected with one another by the common property of bestowal. It is according to this property that we reveal the upper Light that fills us.
Therefore, until we feel ourselves as connected together, existing in the state of the perfect and corrected Shechina, a corrected network of connection between us, we exist in the concealment of Shechina rather than its revelation. We exist in its exile. This vessel is not revealed, and therefore, it is called Shechina in exile, which means in exile, in concealment from us.
From the 6th lesson at the Toronto Convention 9/18/11