Question: Baal HaSulam says in the article “The Arvut” (Mutual Guarantee) that the Israeli nation had been constructed as a sort of gateway by which the sparks of purity would shine upon the whole of the human race the world over. What are “sparks of purity?”
Answer: There are sparks in every person including the AHP (will to receive), but it depends on the state they are in. The sparks that pull a person upward connect him to the Upper Light and are therefore called sparks of purity.
The sparks that are in the depth of the desire to receive, at the moment, cannot awaken by themselves. But through mutual incorporation, we can help them and pull them out of the ego. And due to that we can influence the desire to receive and convey the Light that Reforms, even to a great desire to receive, and use it as AHP of ascent in order to receive the Light of Hochma (wisdom) within it.
The revelation of the Creator is due to these thick AHP. Israel does not reveal the Creator if they don’t take care of the nations of the world.
If we yearn to draw the Light that Reforms, these sparks grow stronger under the influence of the Light. They grow by the Light since they wrap themselves with the vessels of receiving that can help them.
Every spark is like a magnet that pulls vessels of reception to himself. On one hand, it seems to promise a filling of these vessels. I want to fill myself, to receive, to fill my desire to receive. But to the extent that I get closer to this spark, I gradually change and want to fill myself in order to bestow. Then I want to bestow even without receiving anything for myself. This means that I reach the level of Bina.
Then I want to receive in order to bestow and thus I reach the level of Keter. All this happens around the same spark that changes by the Light that Reforms. Everything is done by the Light, while we only need to assist it in the cases when the Light at some point allows us to add our exertion.
The Light constantly operates, but sometimes it also allows us to participate. It is like playing with a child and sometimes letting him do something by himself. Then we again do everything by ourselves and also make room for the child to participate. This is how the Light constantly plays with us.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/17/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam