These are the same ten Sefirot that we study about and in which we exist. To the extent that I develop, I attain these attributes and I thus begin to manage my attitude to the Creator, from Malchut to Keter, and the Creator’s attitude to me, from Keter to Malchut.
And this is the acting mind that guides His world and by which He allots them His bestowal and goodness.
There are ten Sefirot: Keter, Hochma, Bina, Hesed, Gevura, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut. Keter is the Creator and Malchut is me, and everything else between Keter and Malchut are my attributes.
We must understand why this is called “Dvekut with the Creator,” as it seems to be mere learning.
It isn’t simply about studying the material, because by working on it we summon unto us the upper Light from Keter, which descends on to us, on to Malchut, manages us, and changes our attributes. In this state we can guide ourselves back from Malchut to Keter, and then the right bilateral connection appears in us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/21/19