Question: What is the spiritual weight of the convention in December? How many years of study is it worth?
Answer: I think that there is no substitute for it in the coming year. In this very important and, I would say, fateful year, we will see how the world turns towards unity and connection. These will only be preliminary steps, but we have to be strong and well prepared for that. This is what the convention should provide us with.
It isn’t just about being able to leap forward, which otherwise would take us, say, six months. If we don’t connect during the convention, we won’t be able to fulfill our mission. The system of connection we are creating during the three days of the event is extremely important for us.
A person may not study with us on a daily basis. However, if he skips the convention and the preparation for it, he will miss out on the “building blocks” from which his spiritual vessel is built. It isn’t about the “wisdom” one hears during the lessons. Today we are constantly working with the Light that Reforms.
Hence I warn you: Don’t allow yourselves to miss the lessons. It isn’t just a study. These are very precious moments when the Light actually influences you—much more realistically and intensively than before.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/23/2011, “Peace in the World”