Answer: We are not able to elevate the spiritual goal above our lives because we do not deem the Creator to be important. The spiritual goal is giving Him pleasure, but we do not speak about this as the most important thing.
The group must give me the realization of the importance of this. It is able to make anything important to me, even something ephemeral, by presenting it as something real and primary. The only thing needed is for the group to influence me and for me to lower my head before it. This requires reciprocity. My friends work with me, and I work in relation to them.
We learn from Baal HaSulam that basically the group only needs to raise the importance of the Creator slightly. Mainly, every one of us must cancel himself before the environment and then he will receive the recognition of this importance from his friends.
Pleasing the Creator will become the most important thing in the world for him, making everything else irrelevant, and then satisfaction of vital needs will stay somewhere beneath, once again having the ability to please the Creator. A person must realize this approach in his relationship with the group.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/29/12, “Exile and Redemption”