Question: Is there a difference between making a covenant with the Creator and with a friend?
Answer: There is no difference, but with the Creator this is possible only on the condition that the covenant is authentic and eternal. However, with a friend this might just be a game for now. This is the entire difficulty, that in spirituality only a perfect desire is accepted, meaning one that is absolute and eternal and that you definitely won’t go back on.
If a person ascends to the next degree, this means that his demand or request for it was accepted as perfect, meaning that he really wants this.
We continually renew our covenant, as if making it anew. But if a person rises to a certain degree of the covenant, then he cannot fall from it anymore. When it seems to me that I fall, this means that I am receiving more difficult conditions to preserve the covenant, like a renewed contract. And I am a loss as to where to get the forces to continue that contract.
The Creator constantly makes the conditions harsher, while we have to adapt to this renewed contract on new conditions. However, if a person uses the group, the studies, and dissemination correctly, then he also finds additional desires and forces, he values the new state as a higher one, and therefore overcomes the difficulties.
We have to view everything happening in life from this point of view. All of the worst and stupidest situations come to us for one purpose: to teach us something and move us forward.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/29/12, Writings of Rabash