Answer: Of course we don’t have such powers; like these; we only have a desire to receive for ourselves. We require “support,” the “support of the Torah,” and Light. It is necessary to try to be illuminated all the time; this will hold you and give you spirit, elevation, a solid base, as if you are on a cushion of air.
A man himself doesn’t have such means. But to the degree that he humbles himself to the group and values the friends, values and praises the Creator, from this he has the ability to accept all the bad events which have been sent to him intentionally as a means for advancing him towards the good. He no longer blames the Creator for sending him the evil and various problems all the time. On the contrary, he can thank the Creator for taking care of a person like this in that he gives him more and more exercises in order to advance, to grow.
Not living within the belly of his desire to receive, but within reason, in the “control system,” that accepts objective decisions, this is a great accomplishment that is possible only through the support of the environment. Even in our world everything is arranged in an identical manner. If a person doesn’t support the environment, then the person quickly falls to a half-savage state.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/26/13, Question and Answer with Dr. Laitman