Answer: Of course, it is the general force that affects us, which we call the power of the group. But in fact we are the ones who operate the light that operates. We use the power of the group and friends and by our desires to connect, we draw the Light that begins to operate on us, and so we succeed. Everything goes through the Creator, through the general force.
I operate the desire, the desire operates the Light, and the Light operates the desire. Therefore, we have to thank the Creator after every action because eventually He is the one who does everything. But I operate the desire and by that I operate Him to do it.
A desire cannot influence a desire. Even when we say that we influence one another, it is not direct influence, but only through the Creator, through the Light. We cannot connect directly, and it is the Light that operates on the cooperation between us in small portions.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/14, Writings of Rabash