Question: Is there a way to retain the mood through which we can attract the Light and look for the force of correction?
We hasten the “rewinding of the film” and strive to receive the Light without self-exertion. Our ego is not ready to make efforts; instead, it constantly demands results.
Answer: You should use a different approach: it doesn’t matter what state you are currently in. The important thing is how you attract the Light to any of your states.
This leads us to another question: “Does it mean that we should concentrate on troubles and ailments to find remedies against them?” Any state is given to us by the Creator. So, how do we reveal Him? By acknowledging the evil, we in essence blame the Creator, i.e., the force that actually sends us the state we are presently in.
The answer is that I act as an old man bent over who looks for something he lost. He is wise and knows what exactly he needs and takes advantage of the downsides associated with his present situation in order to transform them to his benefit. It’s like a guest who comes to a generous host with a big appetite and huge desires since he knows that it will please his host more than anything else.
That’s how we should use our deficiencies, needs, and problems. We tell the host: “Correct us! Fill us! Our problems are for a reason!”
Question: What do I do if instead of being a wise old man, I am just a silly little person who continues waiting for something good to happen despite numerous troubles?
So, don’t leave the classroom without a clear understanding that safeguards you and securely ties you with the most meaningful thing in life.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/9/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam