Question: Very often, children ask their mother: “Why did you give birth to me? I didn’t ask for it.” How can we answer this question?
Answer: If a child asked me: “Why did you give birth to me?” I would say: “Because it is the law of nature.”
I must produce an offspring just as they gave birth to me so that together, consistently, over generations, we correct the general egoism that exists in each of us in a small volume.
I correct the ego a little, you correct it a little, and so does each of us. In this way, all of humanity is moving toward the general correction. Therefore, we must give birth to children.
The Torah says that a family should have two children: a boy and a girl. But if in one family there are not two children, then some other family makes up for it.
Question: What should be the correct intention of a woman engaged in Kabbalah toward giving birth to a baby so that this is not a corporeal desire but a spiritual one?
Answer: The intention should be only for bestowal. Therefore, both in conceiving and the upbringing of children, it is desirable to be in the intention to give. And talk to them about it all the time. Gradually, they will get used to these words and become interested in their inner meaning.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/8/20