Time after time, as a person works, he connects two types of control: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me” and “There is none else besides Him.”
The principle of “If I am not for myself who will be for me” doesn’t disappear, but rather remains below, while above it, there is a Masach (screen) and the Returning Light, a connection of “coupling of beating” (Mated de Haka’a) with “There is none else besides Him.”
A person’s self doesn’t disappear, but actually keeps on growing in a form suitable to the Creator. It says that a person is like the Creator’s shadow that repeats all the Creator’s actions. But by such actions, a person doesn’t become a shadow that has no desire. Even if everything is predetermined by the Creator, it doesn’t erase me, my free will.
It is because I have clarified it by myself, and I have built myself to resemble the Creator by myself, and so I am equal to Him in height. This is actually the Creator’s desire: that I will be a human being, Adam, that resembles Him, and that the two great Lights Zeir Anpin and Malchut will be equal in height.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/15/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam