Spiritual work is designed to reveal that to us and this will be my completion of correction. So there is nothing more important than dissemination. The group becomes only an intermediary, a source for the power to disseminate.
It seems to us that the main thing is the group. No, the main thing is those who are found outside. For their sake we exist as a group, as a people yearning for the Creator, Israel. Everything that we do is only to go out to them and to begin the work of connection, unification, and education among them.
The world is the most important of all, and not the group. In the group I find the Creator, connect with Him, and by way of the group, I receive power from Him. The connection is like the Creator in its characteristics, and according to the law of equivalence of form, I feel this power. But I receive it only in order to go forward and combine a wider circle to myself.
If I combine it with me, then the Upper Light begins to be extended in it as a very small illumination (Nefesh de Nefesh). But this is enough for an enormous Light to be revealed in the higher spheres of the world of Infinity. With this I give contentment to the Creator, shortening the distance between the two extremes: external circles which are not at all adapted to it, and Himself.
Giving contentment to the Creator is possible only by means of the combination of the external circles with Him through me. He enjoys connection with them, so they are very important in His eyes! Whereas, I am only a conduit.
Furthermore, I work on the connection between the Creator and the external desires. But everything that I do is not done for my sake. I carry out the work like a machine, like a precise mechanism, because the Creator gave me the possibility of organizing this relationship with Him.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/17/14, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman