Shamati #69: Hence, when individuals in the whole of Israel are corrected, the whole world will naturally be corrected. It follows that the nations of the world will be corrected to the extent that we correct ourselves. This is the meaning of what our sages said, “Rewarded—sentences himself and the whole world to a scale of merit.” And they did not say, “sentences the whole of Israel,” but “the entire world to a scale of merit.” In other words, the internal will correct the external.
Israel belongs to the inner part, which corrects itself in order to correct the outer part—the nations of the world. This is the purpose for the existence of GE—the desires for bestowal, which the Creator gave us as a spark. However, from the very beginning we have to pray for the AHP, which we cannot use if it is not connected with the nations of the world.
Therefore, our prayers, work, and intentions always include all creatures, the entire world. Although Israel is the inner, small part of the world, it is like a cork in the bottleneck. If this cork opens the passage, it is enough to open the path for the Light to enter and correct all corrupt desires.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/3/14, Shamati #69