Question: Can studying The Zohar help a person realize that he has gotten off the path and correct this transgression?
Answer: In reality, the most effective means that directs a person in this regard is the group’s opinion, the common sensation that reigns in the group. If a group follows the advice of the teacher and the authors of the books, then it forms a sensation inside of it that enables every person to check the extent to which he loses the direction toward the goal of creation.
This is like a tower floating in the sky, but I have to be inside of that tower.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/28/11, The Zohar
Upwards Along The Degrees Of Intentions
The Secret Of The Group
Wanting Is Not Enough