The Creator creates concealment and moves us gradually through His feeling so that we will understand what must exist instead of the concealment: what kind of image of the Creator must be discovered there, what kind of image of the bestower? This is a kind of game where it is up to us to fill in the missing pieces and guess what should be there to complete the full picture.
I seemingly fill in the crossword puzzle and put in the missing letters so that the word will appear. Yet it is not a word here but a particular image, a piece of the reality of bestowal. We must complete this picture ourselves.
So the stages of concealment come to us. And if instead of bad feelings and disagreement about the concealment we relate to it in the right way, then we perceive the concealment as our place of work. My task is to define the form of bestowal, the correct world, and the correct relationships that must exist in that place where, at the moment, I don’t see anything, have no senses or understanding, without any feeling or taste.
How would I complete this picture if instead of the Creator I were the bestower and had His properties? If a person creatively relates to the states of concealment like this, then through this he develops MAN in himself, a request that the Creator be revealed specifically in this form. It means to, “Make your desire like His desire.” (Pirkei Avot 2:4) In this way we develop and build in ourselves the image of the Creator (Bore), the “come and see” (Bo-Re) that is revealed in our desires.
So it is written, “My children have won” (Baba Metzia 59b); we become the partners of the Creator. Only a half-shekel is required from us, which is the prayer, MAN, the form of bestowal, the form of relationships between us and the Creator that we want to discover instead of concealment. If we more or less approximate the right form, it will be revealed.
And if we don’t approximate it, then corrections act on us from above that are designed to help us discover the form that is meant to be revealed within the concealment. The Creator carries out all kinds of small exercises on us, gives us clues, uses many means that He has in store, and ultimately brings us to discovery within the concealment of the proper form of revelation, and we ask for it.
We understand that the form of revelation is directed towards connection, good attitudes, and we seek now such a fragment be revealed instead of the concealment. It will be precisely the same missing piece of desire to resemble the Creator that now will begin to be revealed and bestow on us more and more. This is the way we work.
This is called, “Show me, I pray Thee, Thy glory” (Exodus 33:18), that will make it possible to see only through a prepared desire that I direct precisely to this frequency, the same colors, the same form, in every sense in which it is possible to discover Him, in the ten characteristics, the ten Sefirot.
If our desire is ready and directed towards the ten Sefirot of the Creator, then He is revealed to us. The Upper Light appears within our inner characteristics because we asked Him to correct them. It follows that we ourselves have created the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/14, Writings of Rabash