We should try to see the Creator behind every friend, who is concealed behind him. After all, the Creator conceals Himself in such a way; He has no image, no opportunity to reveal Himself. This is why He builds such a special envelope and projects Himself through it, through humanity, through the universe, through all the phenomena of this world, through inanimate nature, plants, animals, and people.
The Creator is behind all of them, and therefore, through our attitude to the inanimate, vegetative, and animate world, and humanity, we can come closer to the Creator. We just need to correctly treat the inanimate, vegetative, and animate degrees, that is, to use them only to the extent necessary for our existence.
And to humanity we must relate in love your neighbor as yourself, through which we come to the love for the Creator. As it is written, “Love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.” That is, the Creator as if signs it as His order to each person to reach love. Through it, we correct our soul, finish with the corporeal reality that we now see before us, and begin to ascend to the upper world.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/15/21, “Advance By Overcoming”