The work in Egypt does not end until you see that you will not be able to achieve anything there. You think that you have become free and have acquired everything, but you suddenly reveal that you are still in exile!
You thought that you were in the land of Israel, the land of the Creator (“Yashar-El“). After all, there are no geographic locations in the spiritual world. “Place” is created by the same desires, and in them you wanted to build spirituality, thinking that you are building a holy temple, doing the work of a priest (Cohen), Levite, and the nation of Israel.
You thought that you were in the holy land, and you suddenly discover that all your actions were egoistic, for your own sake. It was Pharaoh instead of the Creator, Pithom and Ramses instead of the Temple, and Egyptians instead of the priests, Cohens and Levites. Then, you run from Egypt.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/26/2011, Writings of Rabash