In order to come to redemption, it is necessary to feel the exile, as it was said to Abraham: Torah, Genesis 15:13: You shall surely know that your seed will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will enslave them and oppress them, for four hundred years.
That is, you must feel very bad in your desire to enjoy. Although it can bring a person a lot of pleasures and fillings, wealth, honor, power, and all the abundance, a person decides that this is exile for him.
After all, he begins to appreciate spirituality, the quality of bestowal, above all corporeal possessions. Therefore, he cannot tolerate this exile. On the contrary, the more pleasant, satisfied, and rich the Creator makes his life during the “seven years of famine,” the more acute is his desire to break out of it.
He has all the benefits in abundance, but he does not agree to live like this, feeling that he is being bought by being given animalistic pleasures, yet spiritual pleasures—bestowal and the upper world—are hidden from him.
When a person begins to feel his state in this way, then it means that he is already worthy of redemption.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/4/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Inheritance of the Land”