It makes no difference who we are, since wherever we live, each of us has a record of data, Reshimo, of where he is, and his state in the general soul of Adam. This is the reason that the Reshimo is called the point in the heart.
Taamim means one who wants to taste a good taste in life, should pay attention to his point in the heart, to the embryo of the soul, the spiritual drop of semen.
Every person has a point in the heart, except it does not shine. Rather, it is like a black dot. The point in the heart is the discernment of Nefesh (soul) of Kedusha (holiness), whose nature is a vessel of bestowal.
However, she is in a state of Shechina (Divinty), in the dust, meaning that a person regards her as nothing. Instead, to him she is as important as dust. This is called Nekudot (dots/ points).
The solution is to increase her importance and make its importance as Tagin (crowns), like “a Crown in his head.” That is, instead of being dust, as before, he should raise her importance to be as a Keter (crown) on his head.
At that time the Nefesh of Kedusha expands in Otiot (letters), meaning in the Guf (body), for the Guf is called Otiot. In other words, the Kedusha spreads from potential to actual, called Otiot and Guf.” (The Writings of Rabash vol. 3, article 34, “TANTA” (Taamim, Nekudot, Tagin, Otiot)
…except it does not shine. Rather, it is like a black dot. A person doesn’t even feel that he belongs to something or to someone. But if he does begin to feel this, it is already a step forward. A person is given some basis of a feeling that he lacks something, and if he begins to develop his yearning, he can move forward.
The point in the heart is the discernment of Nefesh (soul) of Kedusha (holiness), whose nature is a vessel of bestowal. As long as a person does not develop the desire to bestow internally, he feels his yearning as a black point. This is how we begin our spiritual path in this world, when we feel that we are at a dead end because of the circumstances that have led us there, and nothing attracts us and nothing pushes us. The black point pushes us forward, but it is by sufferings and doubts and not by yearning or the light that shines ahead.
However, she is in a state of Shechina (Divinity), in the dust, which means that the Creator is wrapped in black, in a cover that we don’t understand, and do not find attractive, and which a person doesn’t value at all, meaning that a person regards her as nothing. He doesn’t see anything in it, and quite the opposite, his whole life begins to seem pointless, tasteless, and meaningless. Eventually he is pushed forward as a result of uncertainty and emptiness, and he wants to find a meaning in life, but nothing illuminates for him in the meantime. This is how the in utero development of a person’s soul begins.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/16/20