The problem is that we don’t exit the descents correctly, not realizing the fact that the descents are the same places from where everything grows and flourishes. We don’t relate to them as new construction, as desirable states.
There is a coupling that takes place at midnight from which man is born, so we have to understand that all our work takes place during the descent, during clarifications in the dark, when we reveal our true and undisguised nature. The darkness forces us to demand the Light: not the daylight that provides knowledge, but the Light of Hasadim that allows us to see our shattered vessels that are revealed at night. Because they are in contrast to the Light, they seem as darkness.
We begin to see these vessels, compare them with the vessels of bestowal, and prepare new vessels. This is called the coupling of Aba and Ima, the preparation for the birth of man in the spiritual world. We simply have to be creative in working with what is revealed in the dark, to work joyfully while feeling the importance of the goal, by understanding that we advance towards it is in the dark.
The descent provides us with the building material. The form of the darkness is the vessel for the revelation of the Light, like the walls of a house. The darkness is the bricks that we have to turn into the building tools, and it is from them that we build ourselves. Other than a desire to receive, we only have an intention that determines how we use this desire.
A desire and an intention is all there is in creation and so we have to relate to the descents creatively. It is crucial now.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/13/13, Shamati #33 “The Lots on Yom Kippurim and Haman”