Question: What does it mean to work like a partner with the Light?
Answer: It means that I summon the actions of the Light. In order to come out of Egypt, I have to feel that I am in an unbearable state, and at the same time I also have to know what the next state that I want to reach is.
The pain I feel in my current state cannot be real if I don’t know what I want instead. If something hurts, then I know that there is a state that is painless and which can even be pleasant compared to the point I feel now. This means that I lack states where there is no pain or states that are even pleasant.
“As the advantage of the Light from the darkness,” one is created by the other. If I am in Egypt I already have to feel a certain illumination from the life outside Egypt. So those who are in Egypt need to have a spiritual root that allows them to feel that they are in Egypt and to yearn to leave it.
Otherwise Egypt would seem like a wonderful place. It may not be so wonderful, but they may not yearn to leave it, as can be seen in the rest of humanity. A person needs to have a spiritual root so that he feels that he comes from the Light, that he is in an unbearable state now as he advances towards the Light, and that he must return to it. This mechanism has to operate in his subconscious, and it is called the root of the soul.
This root is found in the souls that belong to GE, or as a result of the mutual incorporation. Eventually, all of humanity will feel this way, but it will be revealed gradually.
Being in the state of Egypt doesn’t necessarily mean being close to the exodus. The exile in Egypt lasted 400 years, which means that it included many changes. The state we exit when we leave Egypt is a state we cannot bear any more. I know that if I stay here, I will die, and I am dying to reach the form of bestowal.
I want to be under the influence of the Light and cannot remain under the domination of my egoistic desire to receive any longer. These two discernments have to be felt simultaneously, and we ask the Light to create them in us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/13/14, Writing of Rabash