If we exert effort toward unity in order to fulfill the thought of the Creator and bring creation to correction, then we will see that we cannot do this alone. That is why we turn to the upper force with a prayer, we raise MAN, and then as an answer to MAN, we receive the power for unity.
In this unity, which is achieved with the help of the reforming Light called the Torah, we begin to reveal the spiritual life, the higher degree, the Creator; that is, the upper force of bestowal and love becomes revealed within the correct connection between the parts of the collective soul. And we reveal a power of unity and Light that is 620 times greater; in other words, the Creator is revealed to us 620 times more powerfully than before and that is why we can finally notice, feel, and connect to Him.
If we have no great need for correction and our closeness to one another does not reach the necessary strength to draw the Light that reforms, then we will not receive the Torah. The Torah is a special power of Light, which acts on our efforts toward unity when we desire it greatly but still discover that we cannot achieve it.
The difference between the desire and reality that triggers pain and a tremendous need for correction in us is called MAN (female waters). In other words, the great difference between Malchut (the female property) and Bina (water) is revealed. We greatly want to unite, to rise to the level of Bina, but we find ourselves on the level of Malchut. And this chasm triggers a reaction from the Creator, the upper force, the Light that reforms, which acts on the chasm that we discovered between Malchut and Bina, between our natural desire to receive and our aspiration to be in bestowal.
If we discover this chasm between us, then we can reveal the upper Light, which will act on it. Light corrects the chasm and fills it with the Light of unity. Our desires unite together and the Creator is revealed within them.
If we cannot discover this chasm with enough strength, then it means we are on the level of the “patriarchs,” to whom the Torah had not yet been given, that is, in the state prior to correction. We continue to exist only thanks to the support of the upper force, which awaits the time when we will be able to progress under our own power. This is a short stage on the path toward correction, which needs to be completed as quickly as possible.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/26/18, Lesson on the topic “The Love of God and the Love of Man”
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