Answer: The feeling that there is nothing to eat, there is no way to fulfill your quality of bestowal, love, connection with others, and you cannot realize yourself in any way, this is the quality of the desert.
This is about an internal emptiness. It does not matter whether it arises from the fact that I cannot fulfill myself egoistically or that I cannot fulfill the Creator.
Question: Wandering through the desert, Abraham was always looking for wells. Why was this so important?
Answer: Wells are sources of water. Water symbolizes the light of Hassadim, that is, the quality of bestowal and love, without which flowering and harvest are impossible. Therefore, everything comes down to wells, to water, to the quality of bestowal.
In Kabbalah, wells in the desert are called the source of wisdom because the desert indicates how much a person yearns to find this source of life. When he finds it, then there is a surge of wisdom, a surge of good intentions.
Question: What wisdom are we talking about?
Answer: About the way to become similar to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/11/21