Question: What does it mean that the Creator’s tower is full of abundance but empty of guests?
Answer: There is the thought of creation to do good for His creations. The Creator created one creation so it would attain His form, which means His state. But the creation has to be separated from the Creator; otherwise, it isn’t considered as a creation. And thus it was created with an attribute opposite to the Creator, and it establishes a special connection with Him, not in the same attribute inherent the Creator.
So there is a desire to receive and its fulfillment, a concept that is not a characteristic of the Creator. In the relationship between the creation and the Creator there must be two planes. One plane is the fulfillment that the Creator gave the creature with the desire to receive. And the second plane, which is more elevated, is the relationship between them. Both planes need to develop simultaneously so the creature will receive greater and greater fulfillment, and in spite of it, will build above the fulfillment his relation to the Creator, to bestow.
The Creator has a tower filled with abundance. But we are not talking about a juicy steak with which the Creator wants to honor the creature, but about relationship, about love. This tower is filled with love, with the Light of Hochma. This is what the Creator wants to give the creature. And the creature has to prepare himself in order to come and receive all of this love.
For this purpose, he needs to come with a huge vessel (desire) of mercy (Hassadim) of the Returning Light so that he is able to receive the Light of Hochma to receive in order to bestow. So he needs the Light of Hassadim on all of his vessels (desires), on all the levels, i.e., the root level, the first, second, third, and fourth levels.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/13/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam