Question: How can I move to the right line if the ego resists it?
Answer: The right line doesn’t exist without resistance. How can a person be on a spiritual line if it isn’t in resistance to the ego? A spiritual state is always against the ego, in resistance to it, and in constant inner tension, constant overcoming.
But if you convey this inner tension through the group, it turns into sweetness, lightness, and hovering instead of heaviness and darkness.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/21/13, Shamati #59 “About the Rod and the Serpent”