As it is written, “The end of the action lies in the initial thought.” This is how it is determined by the Creator and this is how it should be on the part of the created beings who want to attain the goal of creation.
“The end of the action” is adhesion to the Creator. The adhesion is possible only according to the equivalence of form, the acquisition of the attribute of bestowal, when the vessel has the same attributes as the Light. The equivalence of form in the vessel is attained by reaching the love of others that is fulfilled in a group of friends. In the group, there are all the conditions necessary for discovering this love by mutual support, understanding and cooperation.
The main thing is to draw the Light that Reforms upon ourselves, which influences the group when it yearns to be adapted to the Light. This means that the group wants to be connected—unified, one, as one man in one heart, where everyone is aiming at one goal—and everyone is incorporated in everyone. Then, we are compatible with the Light.
The greater the force with which we connect, the more we overcome our ego—the indifference, the mutual repulsion and the conflicts—so, the Light influences us more strongly by revealing in us one unified system. Then, by connecting to one another, this general body, our desires and intentions, turns into the body of our soul. The Light that fills this general desire is called the Light of the soul. Thus, we discover our first spiritual Partzuf, our first spiritual level.
Let’s try to imagine this state and expect the Light to fulfill it, but just by reading one sentence we feel that we have left the right intention, and now we need to return to it once again. So, when reading every sentence, we must check the internal states we are in. Thus, we intentionally will create constant “entrances” and “exits” in us so that we won’t have to go through long descents and ascents, and we will constantly advance by such momentary ascents and descents.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/28/12, The Book of Zohar