For I will honor you greatly and do whatever you tell me to do. So please come and curse this people for me.'” Balaam answered and said to Balak’s servants, “Even if Balak gives me a house full of silver and gold, I cannot do anything small or great that would transgress the word of the Lord, my God.
The ego was born in order to correct it and not in order to use it. Therefore the single state that will bless it is when submits itself in the intention for the Creator, for bestowal and love. It is impossible to use the ego by itself. In Kabbalah “forbidden” means impossible.
It is clear to see that Balaam understands that he cannot use the ego, because the ego that is his nature and controls him was given to him only in order to serve Israel, meaning his intention in order to bestow and love, for the Creator.
Therefore there is useless to try to do something else in the ego, because by that it might cause enormous pain to humanity as it already experienced in the past: war games, destructions, and sufferings, which were clarified in the historical perspective as useless processes.
Therefore Balak cannot curse Israel because the ego was born especially for this need in order to build above it the next degree.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/12/15