Answer: All work is done by the Creator; everything comes from Above, and nothing is up to the Kelim (vessels, desires) except for the cooperative preparation of their attitude to the Giver, to the Creator. Everyone exists together with other souls, with all other created beings and the Creator, the Source. This is the only way we should prepare ourselves.
The principle is very simple. We have to discuss it over and over again, think about it, play with it so that we process it better and better in our desires and thoughts. The vital moment here is to use the environment: We strive to establish interconnection, unite as equals with each other. And as soon as we reveal even a drop of this connection, we will immediately be able to establish a connection with the Creator, the Giver. This is what our first spiritual step will be.
Afterwards, having bonded even tighter, we will enter the second rung of connection with the Creator. And so forth at each new step: In the degree of our bond with each other we construct the Kli, the vessel, fit to receive the Creator’s abundance. In our interconnection, we build the intention to bestow to Him.
So it follows that the key is in the environment, the group, the adhesion with mutual intention, according to the principle of, “Israel, the Torah and the Creator are one.” “Israel” is individual souls, desires, that despite their egoism strive to bond with each other and to become equal, unified, as one man with one heart, in mutual guarantee, in love of others as they love themselves. Thereby, we present the Giver with an opportunity to bestow to us; we bring Him our intention: to receive in order to bestow pleasure to Him.
We are as first blood brothers who unify before their mother. She cannot bestow to each of us separately, only to all of us together. Her love is one for all.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/24/2011, Writings of Rabash