Ein Sof then restricted Himself in His middle point, in the very middle, restricted that light, and drifted to the sides around that middle point (Baal HaSulam, Study of the Ten Sefirot, Vol 1, Part 1, Chapter 1).
In order to give the creation an opportunity to exist in its original state, the Creator had to create a place. And He created it.
What does a place mean? This is the quality in which the creation exists that was created by Him in the will to receive, opposite to the Creator, in the desire to think only about itself and to enjoy only what it feels. That is, a place is a will to receive, a desire to feel oneself in the best possible way.
Question: It is written that before that the Creator filled the entire space. When He restricted Himself, a place called the will to receive remained, which does not feel the Creator… correct?
Answer: Yes, the Creator restricted Himself to a certain area where He does not reveal His qualities. There, a space was created empty from His influence in which a quality opposite to the Creator appeared—the will to receive, to enjoy, to think only about oneself. This is creation.
Question: In this place, can we say there is no equivalence of qualities of the Creator and the creation, and as a result of this, the light disappears; in other words, is there no pleasure from bestowal in this place? Is this why we receive pleasure only from reception there?
Answer: Yes. This is a special place called our world.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 9/4/22