Question: What does it mean to open oneself to the group?
Answer: On one hand, it means to want to bestow onto them, like someone who is greater than them, who fills them with everything they need, not by pressure, but according to their will. This is similar to ZAT de Bina, which acts according to the desire of the lower one. Thus, you also become greater than them.
You open yourself in order to receive all the deficiencies from them, like from children. You incorporate them into yourself to such an extent that you feel pain if they don’t receive what they want, and you are ready to fill them again and again.
On the other hand, you should have an opposite mechanism. This means that you have to sail against the wind, zigzagging to the left and to the right. You also feel that you are lower than others, you are ready to serve them and to do anything in order to receive spiritual uplifting from them, the spiritual attainment, the Creator in them, the One you want to discover in the connection between you.
This is how you advance: once on the side of the deficiencies and once on the side of the spiritual uplifting in working together with the group—until you exert to the full measure.
The main test of your work is to what extent you see the structure in which you will attain spirituality. This structure is the connection of all the friends’ and the whole world’s desires for spirituality. The Creator is revealed in your mutual yearning for spirituality. This is called Shechina, the collection of the souls that yearn for the Creator (Knesset Israel).
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/21/2011, Shamati #232