All that is required of us is the desire to reach bestowal, faith above reason. Our efforts are a prayer that rises up like a baby’s cry. The mother knows how to answer it. The baby does not know what it is asking for. It just feels bad, and cries. But the mother understands what her baby needs, whether she has to give him a drink, feed him, or change his clothes.
The baby itself does not know this; he only raises a request. And we also need to make sure that we raise our request to the Creator. This request does not have to be verified.
We will never be able to determine what we are missing for the next state.
It is impossible and we cannot know what we want from the Creator. After all, this already belongs to the next degree. We just want to bestow to the Creator, and the Creator knows from this what He needs to give us so that by receiving it, we will be able to bestow to Him.
We ask the Creator to create a Kli in us for the sake of bestowal, Lishma, from which we could then turn to Him correctly. There are two actions here one after the other.
How can I be sure that if the Creator answers my prayer I will receive this answer for the sake of bestowal and not use it egoistically? The answer itself builds a Kli within us for receiving it in the correct form. The answer that comes from the Creator is wrapped from all sides in the desire to bestow; that is, we receive a ready made package with the direct light placed inside the reflected light.
All our work is to get the desire to acquire a desire, that is, to make our desire to be like the desire of the Creator.
We have no desire to bestow to the Creator, but we gradually build this desire within ourselves through our requests to Him. If the requests come from the ten as from one heart, even if it is assembled from many hearts that differ from each other, then we feel His answer more and more, each one within himself. Then we unite again for a common request to the Creator.
It is like a heartbeat: we receive – we bestow, we receive – we bestow. The ten works the way the heart works.
First of all, we need the ten for this request in order to turn to the Creator from our common desire. Otherwise, it will be a pointless fuss; without the ten, we will never be able to aim at the Creator.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/18/21, “Everything is Obtained By the Power of Prayer”