Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 7:22 – 7:23: And the Lord, your God, will drive out those nations from before you, little by little. You will not be able to destroy them quickly, lest the beasts of the field outnumber you. But the Lord, your God, will deliver them to you, and He will confound them with great confusion, until they are destroyed.
The process of correcting desires occurs gradually, from the lightest to the heaviest. Nations are our desires on the level of man. The beasts of the field, locusts, gnats, and so on symbolize desires of the animal level.
Everything that comes from the earth, eruptions (until you root up the ground), floods, etc., are desires of the still level. That is, there can be anything you want at any level: the still, vegetative, animal, and human, and all this is within a person and is subject to correction.
Therefore it happens gradually, starting from the smallest desire and ending with the greatest one. Although, basically if you can correct a large, high desire, everything included in this category and which is under this desire is corrected.
Question: Does it mean we can correct the biggest desire first?
Answer: It depends upon where a person is. In principle, initially everything is corrected on the lowest level and upward.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/27/16