Question: How can we hold on to the feeling of the morning lesson all day long? I leave the lesson and shortly afterward I notice that I am a completely different person. Why can’t I keep relating to everything that happens in the morning lesson?
Answer: The first reason is the lack of connection between you. The group lacks the general force that unites everyone and can provide support and the right infrastructure for everyone.
A person who leaves the group and engages in his business has to feel that he is connected to the group by a cord. He has to feel that the friends think about him and that he thinks about them because they have committed to support him and he has committed to support them. This is the beginning of the connection in the group, a union that later turns into mutual guarantee, and we have to make sure that it is so.
Why can’t you feel that you are in the group all day long? It is like wearing certain clothes before going out. You should dress in the group and go out! You have to do it, because without it you have no chance of succeeding. If you don’t dress in the group, the day will go by idly.
Let’s sign an agreement between us, and you will sign it and think about us. Let’s see how it will compel you. If you stop thinking about us, you will be causing great harm to yourself and to us, so you will be afraid, fearful, and worried as to how you can hold on to these thoughts. It is easy to tie one’s hands and feet, but how can you tie your thoughts to the group so that they will stick to the group?
How can I control my thoughts? After all, it is clear that you will forget! How can I make this thought obsessive? How can I keep myself from becoming someone else the moment I leave the group and go into the outside world?
There is no way you can remain connected to the group if the group doesn’t provide you with the power to do so. So you must come to the group and say: “Friends, I am ready to do anything that you ask, I am ready to pay you, to serve you, just help me not forget about you please!” Start asking for this!I promise you that the day you begin to worry about the friends, you will feel that you enter the group.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/24/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam