Between Darkness and Light
A person needs the force of the Torah in order to reveal himself and reality in relation to the Creator. Being close to the Creator means being similar to Him, to the quality of bestowal and love. This quality becomes revealed to a person through his attitude to the neighbor, meaning to someone who is close to him by having the same goal in life. This is the right criterion for self-analysis and measuring your attitude to the Creator.
The goal (closeness to the Creator, revelation of the Creator, and unity with Him) is attained in two stages:
1st A person's qualities become revealed as evil because they don't allow him to attain the goal.
2nd The force of correction, the Light, is revealed inside the unity between people who aspire to the goal. Then the evil inclination, man's nature, helps him to unite with the Creator.
At first the flaws of egoism (Klipot) seems like great obstacles. However, as we advance we discover the ability to transform them into goodness. They all become our point of independence (Klipat Noga), which enables us to grow.
On the right side we have the Creator, and on the left side Klipa. We form ourselves out of both of them, creating our independent form of similarity to the Creator. When the force of the Light and the force of the darkness connect to each other correctly, they give rise to the form of Adam, a human being, in us. The human being in us is the degree of our similarity to the Creator.
Everything is done by the Light. It reveals the force of the evil inclination in us, as well as its own force in order to develop egoism. As a result, we reveal their single Source, the Creator, and the distinction between good and evil or Light and darkness disappears. All forces and qualities form the image of the only reality, the Source.
This constitutes all of the science of Kabbalah: the revelation of the Creator to the creatures, or rather, inside the creatures.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/14/10, Writings of Rabash