When the divine spark within us awakens to the divine, what is the wonder?

For that, your soul should have stayed in its heavenly place above. Why must it enter into this murky, perilous world?

It is so that the beast within you should lift its eyes to the heavens, that the dark side of a human creature should let in a little light, that a human ego should do good despite itself—and that is truly wondrous.

How can darkness know light? How can earth know heaven?

Only with the power of He who is beyond both darkness and light, heaven and earth.

And that is an experience your soul could only discover in this world.

Maamar Bati LeGani I & II 5734; Torat Chaim, Noach, p. 60.