Answer: First, you should rest before the gathering. I recommend that you go to sleep early, without any unnecessary talking, at 8:00 p.m. at the latest, or even earlier, so that you will be full of energy and lively the next day.
When you get up, you should spend at least 45 minutes preparing yourself and the classroom. You shouldn’t speak much with one another. It is better to sit and read inspiring passages, and perhaps sing a little.
We must be in a calm atmosphere, in spiritual upliftment, in a delicate feeling. This is the preparation for the lesson. Then we will connect, all the groups around the world.
Question: Should we evoke the joy toward the Arava convention at the same time?
Answer: A morning lesson is a serious matter. We should be happy internally because we are coming in contact with something that is eternal and unique, where we go through serious states. The joy during the lesson is a general feeling that doesn’t burst forth.
Our general preparation, the general thought during the lesson, is aimed at mutual incorporation. However, everyone does his own work, personally, when he corrects himself in order to incorporate with the others.
Then we will take songs and preparation passages with us to the Arava so that, with them, we will go happily to connect among us. There, the atmosphere will be a bit different: self-annulment reinforced with general activity.
From 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/13/12, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”