Answer: Dissemination helps with this even more strongly than work with the friends. In going out, we feel an even greater need for the friends. We understand that our success or failure in external dissemination depends upon the group: on its dimensions and power, its support.
And besides this, we cannot leave Egypt without taking the Egyptian vessels. When we go out for external dissemination, we connect; we join these vessels, these foreign deficiencies, together. In the meantime, we don’t join them to our connection; we will need them later. But if we don’t gather these vessels now, we will not leave Egypt.
Otherwise we don’t have any reason to leave: What will we connect in the desert? We will be born, and what’s next? Through what will we grow? Growth is only possible due to the fact that even now, before the exodus from Egypt, we will go and gather the Egyptian’s desires. These are the regular materialistic deficiencies: food, sex, family, money, respect, and knowledge; the Egyptians cannot have other deficiencies.
But after this, we sanctify them: First, we pass them through the “Golden Calf,” and after that, we begin to correct. This means that we discover what these desires themselves are: “The silver and gold vessels of the Egyptians” that are cast into the Golden Calf are from Egypt, and after that we gradually correct it.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/13/14, The Zohar