Answer: At first, the prayer can be artificial because you still don’t feel a special yearning in the heart about concern for the group, for the friends, for connection, for the shared yearning among you, and from that to the Creator.
All of this begins with a fairly artificial internal movement. But gradually, under the influence of the study, the upper Light will operate on you. You begin to feel that your mechanical, false, and artificial actions take on a completely different shade: natural, correct, true, and sincere.
The upper Light that influences you will insert its characteristics into you. And then as a result of this, your prayer will become true; you will feel that you are as one single whole with the rest of the friends.
You must connect the points in the heart to each other, like ten drops of water that are connected together into one big drop. Then you begin to feel within them a higher energy, a higher state, the upper world! Your whole life will be in the upper world.
This is your soul. It is one, for the entire group of ten. A person must understand that individually he cannot move this way. He must connect with others either virtually or physically. Here’s to your success!
From a Virtual Russian Lesson 5/21/17