Question: In the article “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” item 155, Baal HaSulam describes how the upper light works. He says that Kabbalists obligated each person to study the wisdom of Kabbalah only in order to attract upon ourselves this light that changes us.
What is the influence of the light? How can I feel this transformation on myself and into whom can I turn?
Answer: You can feel the influence of the light on yourself, in your personal changes and personal qualities, such as desires, intentions, qualities, in the more clearly depicted purpose of development.
Question: Am I becoming more moral?
Answer: Maybe not. However, you increasingly understand what is going on. You might not yet be changing, but if you are studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, the upper light is already affecting you and preparing you to want change.
Question: Does it mean that the upper light is not the Creator yet? There is the Creator and there is the upper light, right?
Answer: No, there is only one force, but we call it different names according to the way it manifests itself. We call the upper intention “the Creator,” and we call His influence upon us “the light.”
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/10/18