Imagine the condition of the children of Israel wandering in the Sinai desert: a wasteland, desolate, with complete dependence upon MAN, prayers, every day. If you pray correctly, you get something.
If only we were in a such a state now! The condition in the desert symbolizes that I am entirely dependent upon the Elyon (Upper), for every breath of oxygen, for bread and water. And not just a slice of bread but everything that I ask for I get from Above because we can feel in the manna every taste we want. I will feel it according to my Kelim and will not feel what I don’t have a Kli for.
We all receive according to our desire: If you want a steak, you will get a steak; if you want a hamburger, you will get a hamburger; if you want a salad, you get salad. Everything is exactly according to the desire because the Light is drawn according to the desire.
But if you don’t have MAN (prayer), if you don’t ask the Creator, then you cannot get anything. So you die, since you don’t have oxygen, you don’t have water, you don’t have bread, and you don’t have anything. It’s possible to get everything from Above, but you are cut off from the infusion if you don’t raise MAN, and you cease to exist. You die.
This is the state in the desert, and we learn in it. This is a very rich and saturated state with lots of internal observations.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/14/14, Writings of Rabash