Question: What is creation according to Kabbalah?
Answer: Creation is a desire to receive, which can be found in different forms: in insects, in people, in space, in angels, in everything
There are desires on the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking, and the levels of intention are determined accordingly.
Question: What is the difference between intention and desire?
Answer: The desire is awakened in us by the upper Light, and the intention is the manner in which we use our desire.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17