Question: What allows people in a workshop to come to the point where they understand that the answer needs to come from above?
Answer: We are the only ones with the system, which we received from above, and thus we are able to pass on the fact to people that only a discussion in a circle, only the workshop, gives the solution. This comes from above. It seems that this is a very simple activity, but, actually, it isn’t so simple since it raises us above the ego.
It isn’t that same primitive form of a circle where we sat around the campfire tens of thousands of years ago when the tribe lived as one commune. We are no longer able to do this today, and, besides that, everyone rises above himself in order to suit himself to the Light that Reforms. The role of the workshop and its goal is to let the Light influence us.
It seems that we are sitting around the campfire, as did those ancient people, but they were connected between themselves in a natural way, while we need to connect above our ego that controls us. Thus, we need the upper force to connect us.
When it connects us in spite of our ego, then that already provides the power of the Kli (vessel). To the extent that the ego strives harder to get out, the Upper Light operates more strongly internally. Accordingly, the inner stress appears that determines the depth and strength of the Kli.
You begin to play it—the power of a certain Kli and a certain Light—and then the power of another Kli with another strength of Light, and more and more. Thus, you begin to feel these changes within the transitions between them and begin to know the Creator.
The letters are the last level of TANTA (Ta’amim, Nekudot, Tagin, Otiot), which looks as if it is the most cumbersome of all the TANTA, but that is because we speak about the material that adjusts itself to the Light. However, that is the largest size of the compatibility between the created being and the Creator. You begin to play with your Kli on the entering and exiting of the Lights as if you are dancing with the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/12/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam