“Mystery of mysteries for those who know Wisdom: When an impulse arose in the will of Secret of Secrets to form glory for Its glory, It blew a spirit from a supernal point extending from above to below, and placed Its array to settle in this world. Why? Because without an essential root of this word, there would be no vessel to pour to this world at all. And without poring to this world, it would immediately perish, unable to exist for even one moment.” (Zohar, 2:146a)
I like in the Zohar how the meta-physical depends upon the physical. Flipping Platonic-Christian metaphysics, nothing less than the “existence” of God is made to depend upon this world . But there’s a flip side to the flip, and it’s a paranoid one. A terrible onus is placed on this world. When this world gets corrupted by things like spilled seed, misplacing the covenant, and demonic shells and god knows what else, then all hell breaks loose, meta-physically, all the way back up.