Question: If I don’t lift a finger without a command from Above, what can I do to help my correction, where is my freewill?
Answer: We have no free will with regard to our correction. Our free will is only in hastening the correction. You don’t need to delve into the states you go through. The more you delve into them, the more you will linger and delay your advancement.
The only beneficial act you can do is to hasten your correction. This doesn’t depend on the states that are revealed to you at all. It only depends on your actions of incorporation and your connection with others.
So our work is very simple, and we might say even primitive. All you need to do, no matter what happens to you, and above it, is to constantly yearn for connection. As a result of this work, you will discover that you have a new mind, wisdom, and feelings only thanks to the fact that you advance persistently in this one direction, as “an ox to the burden and a donkey to the load.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/8/13, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”