Answer: A person can’t do anything by himself. One can only give the Light the best opportunities to be influenced by it. The upper Light is in concealment. In order to invoke its influence upon ourselves, we have to conform to it in the best way possible, meaning to unite between ourselves as much as possible.
The more strongly we get connected with heart, soul, mind, desire, thoughts, and inner intentions into one whole, by that we awaken the upper Light, obliging it to be revealed inside of us and take care of us. Apart from that, we can’t do anything. This is our only action that prepares us for correction, and the actual correction is done by the Light.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/23/2011, Writings of Rabash