One’s spiritual search will be successful only if it is done through the connection of the broken Kelim. We are in this world with the worlds of BYA above us. Higher still is Malchut of the World of Atzilut, called "the assembly of Israel." This is the place of unity among those who aspire directly to the Creator. A person must ascend from this world to the worlds of BYA, where the breaking is revealed, and to Malchut of the World of Atzilut, desiring to unite with others as before, in order to reveal the Creator inside the common connection.
Otherwise, it would be impossible to raise our request higher to Zeir Anpin and Bina. There is no other opportunity to do spiritual work. In my current state, I am separated from spirituality and bear no relation to it because I still haven’t revealed the desire in which I can reveal the spiritual world. I must first bring myself to the correct desire. In all of reality there is just the matter of the desire and the form dressed in it. The desire can be material (egoistic) or spiritual.
The spiritual matter relates to bestowal and is expressed in the connection between friends, between those who have sparks of aspiration toward bestowal. First they reveal the broken matter between them, the evil inclination, and then they correct it by the force of the Light that hides inside the broken Kelim, in the broken attitude to one another.
Everything begins only after we find the connection between us. That is the only way we can ascend to the spiritual matter. It is not present in any person separately. It resides in the initial negative connection between us, in the evil inclination which we discover and begin to correct. That is where the spiritual path begins.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/26/10, “They Helped Everyone His Friend”