Our work, just like any other work, consists of three main parts: the workplace, the means to perform the work, and the knowledge to do what should be done. The workplace is the corrupt part, detail, matter, machine, or system that we must correct. This system is the main thing for us. We need to understand that we have to be in it. It was shattered and prepared for our work.
In our attempts to activate this system, we should discover its malfunction, just like we discover a malfunction in an engine when we try to start it. Then, we try to determine what exactly isn’t working. Doctors, too, perform tests, checking the body to diagnose the sick and unhealthy parts. It is an essential, preliminary stage.
This way we make efforts in diagnosing the system, having the knowledge, the means, and the possibility to diagnose it in order to discover the malfunction. This is part of the work, and it isn’t so simple. Sometimes, you pay a lot of money to get the correct diagnosis. After all, the key is to diagnose the illness, and then the remedy can be found.
So, we must understand that it all begins, is realized, and ends only in the group. That is the system that we should correct. We haven’t discovered where the malfunction is. We may have felt it, but we missed it. Still, that is okay as that is how a diagnosis is performed. In any case, before we start the correction, we must check everything thoroughly.
However, we first of all have to understand, clearly and unequivocally, that we have to be within this system with all our desires, knowledge, and attributes. Only then will we be able to speak about the next steps. It must be absolutely clear: If we abstract ourselves from the environment, from the network of our mutual connection, there is nothing else to talk about. In such a case, it means that we haven’t found the place for work and the correction.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/26/2011, “The Freedom”