A person starts with the point in the heart, the drop of spiritual semen. He does not have anything else from the upper world.
He is placed in an environment while at the same time, he is separated and distanced from it by the feeling of repulsion and later, hatred. All the possible feelings that come down to the fact that “there is me and the environment” essentially comprise the place of the breaking.
All of the opposition, repulsion, collisions, friction, and disturbances are elicited by the revelation of the distance between the person and others, the revelation of the broken place between him and the environment. By correctly identifying this place, inside of it a person discovers the Creator, the Light that fills his corrected attitude to the neighbor.
This way, my corrupted desire lies between me and the environment. As soon as I correct it, inside of it I reveal the Creator. My “self” is just a point of ascent, the point of aspiration that I received in the midst of my life which is the start of my spiritual count off or spiritual development.
Everything becomes expressed on the condition that I correctly imagine the picture of reality in which I exist. Where is the environment that can support me? After all, I continually reveal a lack of acceptance of others, of the goal, and the Creator. At every moment I have to check myself: Is the upper force, the force of bestowal, the Creator important to me? Does it tower above everything?
Ascent, awakening, and care about making this constant analysis can come only under the influence of the right environment.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/16/11, Writings of Rabash