Question: Our work is divided into two types: work within the group and work for the 99% of humanity. Often, the combination of these two orientations creates confusion, and as a result, all kinds of problems emerge in the group. How does one need to work correctly with these two orientations in a group and maintain its integrity?
Answer: Everything relevant to the property of bestowal, to this spiritual property, is the opposite to us; so, it is not grasped directly, simply, and clearly by us.
I am sure that many of you have already passed through similar states. You study and participate in group events; generally, everything is sufficiently understandable and clear to you, and then suddenly, “Boom!” everything is blocked: You don’t know and don’t understand anything; it becomes impermeable, you don’t grasp anything. You can be found in a state like this for days or a week, and it could even be longer.
This is when the upper Light is acting and influencing us. Then suddenly everything begins to become clear, everything becomes much simpler and understandable than it was before; you read the same text and begin to understand it more deeply.
We need to adhere to spiritual laws, to the properties that don’t exist in us. And when our senses are dulled, this is when the upper Light, the Surrounding Light (Ohr Makif) is influencing us. At this time we are changed.
During this process of changing we don’t know anything; we are found in a state of stupor. After then, when the Light ends its influence, it is as if we wake up; light appears in our eyes, we begin to understand everything in a clear and good form; we begin to see everything better.
The same thing is happening to us now (I feel this in regard to all the groups) with integral education. In our minds this is still not working. We already understand that we need to move forward, to change ourselves, to place ourselves under the influence of the Light, but we don’t know what to do to introduce integral education, how to turn to the 99%.
This is a process that we need to begin to feel within us. It will slowly sink into us. We still think and talk about this and understanding will disappear for us again and again. Two or three months will pass. Look at how long we wait until a baby grows up, twenty years. The same thing here too, we must wait.
Today we are undergoing huge changes. Some of them pass quickly and some slowly.
I am sure that within two or three months, you will begin to describe to yourselves clearly where integral education is found, where the group that studies Kabbalah is found, how we need to relate to the 99% of the population, and how to relate to our friends, how to disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah and how to disseminate integral education.
All of this will work out over time. It seems to us that we are talking about simple things that do not have anything complicated about them. Many of us graduated from college, studied for many years, but this doesn’t matter. The intellect will not help here. Anyway, it is necessary to continue to learn and be involved in integral education as well as the wisdom of Kabbalah.
First, you will have great confusion in your mind, then everything will begin to become clear. If you want to speed up this process, you need to be seriously occupied with both of them. If you are not occupied with this, nothing will work out. You will not attract the Surrounding Light onto yourselves.
It could be that you don’t have the possibility of being occupied with dissemination through the Internet, virtual networks, the blog, and so forth. So, begin to be involved with the translation of books; do something, get published, print and distribute flyers. But it’s best to work with the Internet, it is free. And if you produce something interesting, millions of people will see it.
From the European Convention in Germany 3/23/13, Lesson 5