Answer: It means that I am ready to remain in the present state forever, that is in Hafetz Hesed, no matter what happens. And the further I rise, the lower my state of Hafetz Hesed descends downward, meaning that it extends to the lowest level. This is called measurement outside of the desire to receive. In a state of Hafetz Hesed I don’t make any measurements, rather I try to stay as low as possible in a permanent state.
This is considered that I am measuring outside of the desire to receive if I don’t attribute benefit as fulfillment for the desire to receive. I receive the ability like an iron bar lifted in the air by a magnet. Thanks to the magnet, the iron can hang in the air. So it is also with the desire, to the degree that the Light influences the desire, raises it above an intention for the sake of reception, it can be hanging in the air with an intention for the sake of bestowal.
The desire itself is unchanged, but its direction transforms from being for oneself to another, meaning, toward the Creator. That is how we rare able to measure outside of the desire to receive.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/2/14