Answer: People have many phobias, over 800. But what do these phobias have to do with Kabbalah?
When you engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah and you are in contact with your friends, you begin to sift through yourself, all your inner phobias, uncertainties, all kinds of preconceived notions, subconscious and conscious perceptions, and from this assortment, only the most necessary will remain.
Of all the negative feelings, you need to leave only fear, which helps you advance, to not stop, and to not fall out of the framework in which you can move along with the group. The doubts remain, and you can only be sure of yourself when you advance together with others according to the correct methodology and by maintaining constant contact with the teacher during the lessons.
Then, all of your phobias, insecurities, and all sorts of depressive states obtain a proper form. They form your advancement.
Question: What is the basis of fear?
Answer: The basis of fear is very high: “Will I be able to reach a state of the Creator being pleased with me?
In our world it is the opposite; it distorts and turns into fear: “Will I be able to satisfy myself?” It has to be inverted. We also rise through these changes.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/15/17