Answer: Only through the group! There cannot be any personal appeal to the Creator. All the Shamati articles were written for a person who is engaged in the spiritual work within a group. By the way, there is nothing mentioned in these articles that one has to direct oneself to the Creator through the group because it is a natural and obvious thing.
If I say that I look at the Creator, it means that there is a group in front of me. Otherwise, I do not see Him.
From the Novosibirsk Convention 12/8/12, Lesson 3