While reading The Zohar, we mustn’t forget that that it is only speaking about the connection among us in its different forms. The Zohar tells us how we can rise by this connection to higher levels each time, how we can strengthen it through the “three lines,” the new Reshimot (informational genes), awakenings, illuminations in the levels of Ibur (conception), Yenika (nurturing) and Mochin (maturity), and so forth.
This is all in order to tighten the connection among us, which means to connect our vessel more and more tightly by correcting the shattering and according to the intensity of the connection to discover the attribute of mutual bestowal that resides among the parts that were separated, and which are now connecting to each other above our ego. This is called the upper Light that is revealed among us.
If the parts annul themselves only in order to connect, it is called the Light of Hassadim, but if they also work with their ego in order to connect, it is called the Light of Hochma. This is connection, and there is nothing but that.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/21/12, The Zohar