The whole point is how we awaken. The main thing is connection in different circumstances, the constant additions of coming together in different states and especially during a descent. These states are a real treasure in potential.
During an ascent, when I feel impressed, I operate on the fuel that I am given. The Light that comes from above shines on me and I hop on this wave and ride it for a while. But during a descent, even a small effort is worth a great deal.
On the whole, you should try to see that you develop and are continuously advancing. It’s like the iron parts that hold on the wheels of old locomotives that constantly move backward and forward over and over again. This is also a person’s spiritual work, even when he falls backward, he still advances forward.
So if we can consolidate our forces during a descent, it will help us see things more clearly than during an ascent. The reason is that in the dark I illuminate the corporeal nature that I am immersed in now, and it’s from this Aviut (thickness) that I reach a revelation. It’s extremely worthwhile. Even if I see that I can barely succeed and even with a fall a moment later, I still attain a great deal.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/03/13, Writings of Rabash