Question: Our group broke apart after the St. Petersburg convention and only one or two people come to the morning lesson now. What has happened to the group? Everyone suddenly has serious personal problems. How can we overcome this situation?
Answer: We keep forgetting that nothing happens by chance and that everything is done by the Creator. Whatever we receive is controlled by the general system of providence. This system is both general and individual.
Suddenly, the friends in the group feel bad and have some external and internal problems. Everyone has his own private personal or family troubles. They don’t understand that there are actually no problems. There is only one problem and that is the connection with the Creator! Everything else is just an external reflection of this connection. There is nothing but that!
Your connection with the Creator is illustrated by the rule of “for better or worse” and is revealed in different events that are depicted to you at work, at home, in the family, with the children, or with yourself when it comes to your health or to different inner feelings or different moods. The Creator does all that in order to wash you thoroughly in different states, wring you like a rag, and show you what you are worth.
He does it in a controlled manner, according to your state, with the one intention that you will always have a chance to rise. If you cannot rise above every state that you are in, above every problem, it means that you haven’t fulfilled the condition you were given.
There are no dead-end states! They all are measured carefully in advance and come from the Creator with the one and only intention of raising you higher, not lower. This state is not part of the plan of creation. Even if you are lowered, in your transition through the lowest state, the upper state already is pre-existing. What does a low state mean? It is the upper state that you feel in your uncorrected vessels and, therefore, seems lower to you.
A descent is the desire of the next state, and, although you have not corrected it yet, it is already the next state. So, there are no descents and ascents! We always rise according to the module!
Where does the emptiness, fear, nervousness, and total apathy that I feel now—and everything we feel during a descent—stem from? It stems from my growing ego and the demands and feelings that have grown, which are already my next state that is revealed in its uncorrected form, not in the Light.
So, a day begins from the night. The night is the preparation for the Light. We study in the Study of the Ten Sefirot that the preparation for the correction of the vessels takes place during the night. Then the morning comes, not according to the clock, but according to the correction of the vessels, of the desires.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/25/13, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman