Baal HaSulam, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3, Chapter 8, “Histaklut Pnimit“, Item 88: All we have to do is to clarify once more and raise all the souls that fell from Adam HaRishon (first man) into the Klipot (shells) and bring them back to their root just as they were before the sin of the tree of knowledge.
And where is the shattering point, the point where my “self” is revealed? Where does it stem from? It is a result of the shattering, since everything other than the shattering is the upper Light and is unity and connection. It is because of the shattering that a “short circuit” between the desire to receive and the desire to bestow is created.
Then this point of the “self” is revealed and only by our efforts to connect can we discover this point and do the work we have to do in contrast to it: to change from “I” to “nothing” to the Creator, and “nothing” doesn’t mean that He does not exist, it means that He actually does exist and fills everything and that “There is none else besides Him.”
This means that our goal is to constantly connect so we will all “shrink” as much as possible. By that we discover two things together, both the “self” and the “nothing,” the Creator. Between them I will discover the whole spiritual ladder around which there is the whole circle, all of Ein Sof (Infinity).
If we begin to ascend this ladder from the bottom up, if we ascend from one level to the next, we connect everything that we have to correct, the whole circle, except for the part that we cannot come near, called “stoney heart.” When I ascend up a line it means that I correct not only that line but the whole area that is not revealed yet; I correct the ten Sefirot on the line, and everything else is the Surrounding Light. But it is already a Surrounding Light that is made of different couplings that I have made. I have received the Inner Light in the coupling and in contrast to it the Surrounding Light. Then I ascend to the next level. This is actually the whole corrected vessel. The Surrounding Light is in the “stoney heart” that will be corrected at the end of correction by “Rav pealim mekabtziel.”
By having created a whole corrected vessel I ascend to the next line, to the next level. Then I continue my line and acquire a greater Inner Light and accordingly, also a greater Surrounding Light. Thus I clarify both each time.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/04/13, “From Hatred to Love by the Light that Reforms”