Answer: When a person feels heaviness from the sensation of darkness, obstacles, disturbances on the path, and suffering, everything depends on how much he can awaken himself and in every obstacle coming in any form see its spiritual meaning, spiritual details, so as to pray specifically about them.
One needs to imagine correct spiritual properties opposite the material properties that become revealed now. After all, everything that seems evil to me is various manifestations of evil that become revealed within me, my ego, my desires. I hate one person, I envy the other, the third irritates me—I perform all these evaluations, both positive and negative, only relative to myself.
But can I now turn all these details over and begin to collect all of them into a single opposite field of relationships, desires, and thoughts? And then from their confrontation I will understand how I can turn to the Creator, to the Light, so that it will give me faith, the force of bestowal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/10/2012, Shamati #113