Hair symbolizes the ways the Light of Hochma spreads from a special unit of the world of Atzilut, from the Partzuf of Arich Anpin. We should constantly add a desire to ascend to this system.
The word “Se’arot” (hair) stems from the Hebrew word “Sauer” (stormy), which means thrilled and excited in one’s desire. Therefore we must constantly try to keep a certain level of tension, of yearning for the current of the Light of Hochma, and then it will descend.
It says: “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard” especially the hair that descends from above the beard. The point is that we distinguish between 13 parts of the beard in the spiritual work, each of which needs a special correction since it is a gradual descent of the Upper Light to the lower consumers, to our souls.
The Light of Hochma, which seemingly flows in a weakening system, is like a power station and different substations of transformers in our world, which gradually change the high voltage from let’s say 50,000 volts to 220 volts or to 115 volts. Thus, you need to constantly control this process in order to maintain your desire in suspense since the descent of the Light depends on that.
There are many back link systems today like counters that determine the consumption of electricity during different hours along the day. A small computer is installed that calculates the consumption of electricity, and in the power station they know how many kilowatts you consume at a certain time during the day or the night. This means that you are linked to the power station.
In the spiritual work there is a similar back link with the source of Light. You need to focus your desires so that thanks to them the Light will be extracted from the source and will descend downwards. Unless your desires for the Light reach the source, it will not begin to generate energy and be focused on you.
This is an action called “Se’arot” when you suffer wanting that the Light of correction should descend on you and allow you to work in order to bestow.
Comment: Despite his lack of understanding of these internal processes, a person still yearns to keep them on a corporeal level. Religious people, for example, keep these commandments at least externally.
Answer: We shouldn’t make analogies between the two worlds. We are the way we are and we should be just the way we are born.
First, we have to think about how to resemble our spiritual figure, while externality is a relative concept.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/9/14