On the path toward the goal we need to concern ourselves with the order of priorities. We act according to our desires and hence have to structure them according to their importance. The desires arranged in the order of priority comprise a line by which a person advances toward the goal.
The most important desire is placed directly in front of him, and hence, when he demands correction, his prayer is directed at the revival of the Shechina from the ashes. The Shechina is the Kli, and building the Kli is our primary task at the moment. A person is unable to come into contact with the Creator until the vessel is ready.
This is why the group and the mutual guarantee are crucial for us. Without them, all the other calculations that a person makes will be incorrect. Right after the mutual guarantee, we will reveal the Kli of mutual bestowal, and we will all rise above the desire to receive pleasure to the desire to bestow, to repentance from fear. After that, we will reveal the intentional and unintentional transgressions. Once we have corrected them, we will arrive at repentance from love and reveal the Creator, the One to Whom we bestow.
But each time a person must build a line, where each point represents his desires in the order of the most important to the least important ones.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, “Hezekiah Turned His Face to the Wall”