Question: The upper force is interested in creation making contact with Him. He knows how to prod us by striking at our nature (the desire to receive) so we will turn to Him. After all, when things are good for us, we don’t remember Him.
But there is another option, when we consciously begin to turn to Him ourselves without waiting for blows. How can I do this?
Answer: There are a number of fundamental means through which we can initiate our exposure to the higher power: studying according to the sources, the group in which we learn and realize this methodology, disseminating the wisdom of Kabbalah, and organizing all of humanity to get closer to the upper force.
Question: So by being present for a lesson and studying the material, do we also call on the Upper Light?
Answer: Without a doubt! After several hundred hours like this, a person will necessarily get a feeling of internal changes. He will begin to see the world through his inner vision as he comes into contact with the upper force and begins to be clothed by it.
Question: When we begin to unite between us in a group, it requires our efforts and these are also blows to the ego, but conscious ones. What is the difference between the first and second options? It is when the Creator strikes me, and then when I apparently strike myself.
Answer: First, you don’t strike yourself and you choose this path.
It can be thorny, not particularly pleasant, but you choose it consciously. And you can convince yourself that this is imperative not only to escape suffering, but because you want to be an Adam (Man)!
You want to choose a path of spiritual growth while still living in this world in order to feel the upper world.
Here you have the opportunity to begin to work on yourself, to bring yourself closer to the eternal and perfect source and become like it. Moreover, this is something that is attained in this life.
Therefore, no matter what you may do in this world, it cannot compare with the same result you would attain through implementing the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16