Rabash, “You Stand Today, All of You”:He says, “I do my part, and I agree that the Creator will give me what He wants, and I have no criticism.” Then he is rewarded with making a covenant, as mentioned above. In other words, the connection remains permanently because the Creator made a covenant with him for all eternity.
Making a covenant with the Creator and friends is a very important condition in our work primarily because this accelerates time. The surrounding environment commits to me and I commit to the environment. And then even when the desire disappears, I will have to continue in the work. This is precisely for what the covenant is intended.
The covenant is made for those times when we don’t want to connect. At such times, when we don’t have an inclination, attraction, or the drive to perform actions that advance us on the path, then the covenant agreement has to work, precisely during the descents.
So it turns out that a person must act despite everything. He gets support from the environment, as if he invested money in some fund beforehand, and now he gets it back. A covenant is an agreement about mutual responsibility.
When he is capable, meaning in states of ascent, then he invests himself, bringing everyone inspiration and the importance of the goal. And when he is incapable of this, when he’s in a descent, he gets back what he invested. It works like a battery that stores energy and afterwards releases it so that we get filled by one or the other. It helps a person, like a rectifier of an alternating current, even switching states in minus to plus, to positive work, to “direct current.”
“You Stand Today, All of You” symbolizes that the ascents and descents of every person, and likewise the ascents and descents of the relationships between people, and between man and Creator, all of this has to be “aligned” so that one constant state will be made.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/25/13, Writings of Rabash