Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout for joy unto Him with psalms.”
In each and every generation, meaning in each and every state, it is necessary to get up again, to take heart and to continue advancing towards the higher power. Despite the despair that is felt in the receiving Kelim, we must discover in our correction, in the power of bestowal, that the Creator is good and benevolent.
And the moment we advance on the left, which in the meantime is called heaviness of heart by us, we feel bad and immediately sink into this feeling. Instead we must rise above it specifically thanks to this unpleasant emotion in the desire to receive, the lack of elevation, the lack of spirit, the lack of energy and importance of the goal.
But instead, we fall under the control of despair, fatigue, and concealment, and we submit to this enemy, our desire to receive. It weakens, subdues, and topples us so that we are not ready to move out from this place and are humiliated. Here we must get up, as King David says in this Psalm. King David is Malchut that rises up solely and only because it gathers all of its parts.
So we must organize an environment for ourselves that will support us during a time of weakness, just as we buy an insurance plan in case of some damage that we cannot cover by ourselves.
There could suddenly be an auto accident and I would need to pay $10,000 for auto repairs. Where will I get this sum? But if all of us together gather $30 a month, because an accident like this doesn’t happen to everyone, then we would have money to pay for the repair if something like this happens to one of us.
The same thing is also relevant to spiritual advancement. And we have not just the fact that we collected from all the friends in the group. Everyone falls during his particular time, so it is not merely the total accumulated by the friends, but much more. For at that moment, this is gathered and strengthened.
But we don’t use this; on the contrary, we bring each other down. When we see that a friend is weakened, we must elevate him, as King David writes: “O come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation”. The ascent begins from this.
But if a reservoir of forces is not prepared in a group, it has no chance of advancing by the way of “I will hasten it” (Achishena).
From the preparation for Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/21/14