There is an allegory about a king who had a tower filled with good things, but no guests. What pleasure does a king have in his full tower?
“Angels” are the essence of the forces of nature, such as gravity, electrostatic, magnetic force, etc. And their question is clear, “If all of reality is Your forces, that is, Your manifestations before the matter of desire, then how does this matter benefit from everything that You do with it, moving it from state to state?”
The Creator replies, “I want to create a man—such a fusion of elements, such a combination of basics so that their connection produced something new that is not My direct consequence.”
The human degree (Adam) is above “angels”—above the laws of nature that leave no room for freedom of will. The human being stands over them; he is capable of free choice. “Angels” do not understand his creation because they are just the forces of Creator acting in creation. And yet in this, His derivative, subordinated immutable laws, a special point of freedom is revealed.
It stems from the Creator and comes to the created being. This means, that in this creation He creates something autonomous, independent—first of all from Himself…
So, how? Can a desire, independent, separated from Him, opposite to Him, and equal by power, confront the Creator? After all, this will lead to conflict, to clash, to “disaster.” “Angels” do not understand how the Good Who Does Good Creator can allow this.
And the Creator replied to them that indeed He had a tower full of good things, but only this humanity was invited to it.
In other words, only on condition that if people would go through problems and troubles, which will encourage them to think and obtain an independent desire, will they be able to partake of what He has prepared for them.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/19/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam