Question: Why does a person fall deeper each time? How can he attain eternal adhesion?
Answer: We fall deeper and deeper every time because increasingly stronger, coarser, egoistic desires are revealed to us. As it is written, “He who is greater than his friend, his desire is greater than his.” We need to be immersed into greater egoism in order to reach the greater reflected Light through working on it. The lower we descend into our desires, the higher we rise due to correction, one against the other.
Otherwise, it is impossible. Such are the laws even in material physics, not just in the spiritual one.
A descent contains all the information about the next step. The problem is only that, when in descent, we lose sensitivity and cannot feel it. If we had felt what we get from a descent, you would understand what powerful tools we get.
The only problem is that all the sense organs stop working in descent and we cannot reveal anything. In essence, the difference between descent and ascent is that the Light comes, gives us a new attitude toward our egoism and toward the Creator, and we need only to tie this into one—Israel (our longing for the Creator), the Torah, and the Creator—and then we will use the egoism that has been revealed to us correctly.
Changing our attitude to what is revealed in descent is called an ascent. However, most important is a descent because it is the revelation of new desires in which we then experience a new world—higher, exalted, expansive—and it always happens during the revelation of darkness. As it is written, “And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/13/13, Shamati #33 “The Lots on Yom Kippurim and Haman”