We have to prepare our desire or vessel, and this is only possible by working together, which is the most difficult thing. Personal efforts made by each person alone won’t give him any results. Only if we make efforts together to reach the common goal, this common effort provides the desire for us.
It awakens the upper one and forces him to influence our desire, to change it, to process it so it takes on the right form, and then to fill it with the quality of bestowal.
We start working together out of necessity once we despair from our own efforts to achieve anything and once we see that this turns out to be incorrect and that there is no chance to attain the goal alone.
On the way we gradually discern the true goal and the means to attain it. First every person sets completely material, egoistic goals for himself and uses the corresponding earthly means. This continues until we begin to slightly discern and elevate the notion of bestowal, love, and unity.
At the same time, we begin to see that these qualities exist outside of us, and only by behaving correctly towards one another can we discover the influencing factor among us and awaken the Light, which will come and change us.
If we don’t work together to activate the third, external source, then our work is done in the wrong direction. Only by trying to attain bestowal to one another and the right mutual relationships with our joint efforts to rise above ourselves can we attract the Light that reforms.
Then it will change our attitude to one another so that inside of this attitude we will reveal the quality of bestowal. This is called faith. Inside of it, we will then reveal love.
But before that, we have to reveal hatred, the realization of evil. Where is it? We avoid it. It is impossible to awaken it artificially, but only through persistent efforts to be together and trying to unite.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/18/11, Writings of Rabash