We must reach the first spiritual degree called “an embryo,” which is when a person completely annuls himself, wants to be at the mercy of the Creator, and wants to reveal the truth, the first degree of his existence, the first truth of nature. By revealing this, he enters into the first contact with the Creator.
Following the entrance into the Creator’s omnipresence, he begins to work with his egoism, understanding that his egoism is a very precious, valuable acquisition. Thanks to egoism, he feels resistance to the Creator and begins constructing himself in equivalence to Him, overcoming this resistance.
In any mechanism, whether inanimate, vegetative, animate, human, or an artificial system created by us, there is always an action and counteraction, plus and minus, between which various relationships and the construction of various systems are possible. It is the same with the Creator.
On one hand, He completely controls us, and on the other hand, we disallow ourselves from agreeing with this, and desire to reach equivalence with Him.
“Do you control me? Alright, but I make the first restriction (Tzimtzum). I place a barrier between us and say, ‘I will do everything that comes from You, but only to the extent that I agree with how You control me.’”
There is an interesting solution to the problem: The Creator gives us an opportunity to first understand whether He is right, perfect, and omnipotent. He gives us a chance to explore Him. To the extent that I make a decision to be like Him, I let Him rule over me. However, this is not Him, but it is as if I do it, that is, I create the Creator out of myself.
This is not a simple methodology, but it elevates us to the level of absolute equivalence with the Creator.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/12/17