Question: With the help of The Book of Zohar, we wish to feel our interdependence in attaining spirituality as much as possible. How can we increase our internal demand during the remaining days before the convention? What else can be done?
Answer: We cannot remain in a constant, intense demand during an entire 24 hours. It is understandable. This is instilled in nature since all corrections occur due to the entering and exiting of the Light, as it is written, “For out of Zion shall go forth the law.”
Therefore, on one hand, the question is correct, “How can we feel, each minute, that we are ascending?” However, it also written that “The Creator’s angels ascend and descend.” During ascents as well as descents, we should realize that this is how advancement occurs. Hence, the process is correct.
If a person sees that for most of the day he does not cling to the goal, unity with the group, that he is not wholeheartedly striving to finally unify with the friends, to step “out of himself,” out of his ego, and to attain love of the created beings and the Creator, then this is how it has to be. After all, leaps forward, ascents, and contacts with the Upper One must, later, start working in the lower one and modifying multiple systems within him. Hence, this is how the work occurs.
Only if we ourselves begin to participate in the actions of the Upper One within us, does it mean that we are no longer in a state of an embryo (Ibur) or even nurturing (Yenika), but that we have reached a mature state (Gadlut) where we identify ourselves with the Upper One and act as partners, together. Then, I can say that both in descents and ascents or in any other states, the actions of the Upper One are not concealed from me anymore, and I work with them in the appropriate manner together with Him, dividing the work between us.
However, in the meantime, the Light is working on me, and I don’t know why I stopped feeling it and no longer know what is happening with me. Suddenly, for a few hours, I fall into an unconscious state and then wake up again. All these states should be viewed as correct.
When we become truly able to participate in this work, we will come to it. But torment, the desire to remain in this state forever, always pushes us toward advancement.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/10, The Zohar