Question: How can I invigorate myself during the study if I don’t feel the Creator and “the Shechina is in the dust”‘?
Answer: You have to raise the Shechina from the dust. This is exactly what Kabbalists write about.
Say you feel enormous physical fatigue. You feel like you have no energy and cannot focus on the lesson. But is this really physical fatigue or is it spiritual?
It’s very simple to figure it out. Go to a group that burns up with inspiration and spend some time among the friends. Sit together, sing, and eat a shared meal. Then take a look at yourself: Were you falling asleep there or not?
If you didn’t fall asleep there, it means the reason is not physical fatigue, but only the external influence.
There is no such thing as physical fatigue. It’s all spiritual forces! Rabash gave the following example: A person cannot get up for the lesson because he is very tired, but if you wake him up in the middle of the night and tell him that there is a fire in his house, he will immediately jump to his feet. He won’t respond, “Wait, I’m sleeping now, come back in the morning.”
In other words, everything is determined by the importance we put into it.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/6/10, Beit Shaar HaKavanot