The only way to check the spiritual states is to check your connection with the group. In order to give us the opportunity to develop in the group correctly, the Creator lets us feel the presence of a higher force, but He Himself remains concealed so we would create a model of Him inside our unity.
By repeatedly revealing and concealing Himself, He awakens us to feel a need to reveal Him precisely from His concealment in the point of our unity. I cannot see the Creator in advance the way I would see any goal in this world. By concealing Himself, the Creator gives us the opportunity to build His image by analyzing the qualities of "myself and the group" the same as, "myself and the Creator."
We discern and evaluate these qualities as we make our way towards Him by feeling around and forming something that is a mystery even to our own selves. Gradually, as we form the spiritual system inside us, we use our desire and the force of the Creator, the Light. Thus, we create the image of the Creator out of them.
Because we create Him inside us from darkness without a visible example that we could copy, we come to reveal, understand, and perceive Him. That is how we truly become equal to Him.
All of the obstacles we receive, which are cruel in their wisdom are lessons which the Creator has planned for us like an instructor who enlightens his disciple. We are building an inner system of governing by bestowal: the system of the screen and the Reflected Light. Precisely the reflection enables us to become similar to the Creator and to adopt the same qualities.
That is how a person gradually becomes human – similar to the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/14/10, Writings of Rabash
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