Everything that the authors of The Book Of Zohar wrote, they sensed and uncovered in their desires, in their properties of perception (Kelim.) We should envy them, desiring to reach their state to reveal the world about which they’re writing. We don’t even understand what they see there, as if they landed in an unknown jungle, some unfamiliar place, they see whatever is happening there, and they tell us about it in various forms. They don’t even have enough words to describe everything since it’s something new, not existing in our world. Sometimes they’re able to find a certain analogy to our world, but other times they can’t.
In order to reveal the same thing, we don’t need to travel to that same place, to climb some mountain, or enter a jungle—we simply need to change our inner properties, to turn each property a little, to make an overall calibration—and then we will obtain the picture about which they spoke. Then with every word, with every letter, we will be able to slightly calibrate one property after another, and thus we’ll go through the text that they wrote.
Ultimately, the text of The Zohar contains instructions about how we can change every detail in ourselves, every property of perception so as to constantly hold onto the picture that the authors of The Book are forming for us. In this manner, we are going through the path following their footsteps.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/29/12, The Zohar