Question: What is the Reflected Light? How can the Light come from below, upward?
Answer: Talmud Eser Sefirot, part 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 19: A new Ohr was generated by the above encounter and Haka’a. Like sunlight on a mirror, meaning on a glass that is painted on the other side, the rays of the sun cannot pass through the mirror because of the paint on the other side. Consequently, the sun rays return backward and produce solar light.
In much the same way, when the Ohr Elyon meets the force of the Tzimtzum in Behina Dalet, called Masach, this Masach turns it back to its Shoresh. However, in this case, there is no issue of concealment. On the contrary, the return of the Ohr Elyon from Behina Dalet upwards is regarded as a new and special Ohr. It mounts the Ohr Elyon, clothes it and holds it within. Because of that, it is regarded as a Kli that receives the Ohr Elyon.
The Reflected Light is my desire to respond to the one who created me. It is as if there is a doll made from clay that suddenly begins to sense that someone is sculpting her. This creator of her gave her such sensations that she could feel him, his kind hands that are sculpting her.
The feelings that fulfill her inside make her want to respond to him with gratefulness, through the touch of his fingers, through his gentle attitude. This light gratefulness is the Reflected Light.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/17/12, “The Study of the Ten Sefirot”