Question: It is written, “Do speak to the sagging friends to join us.” (Baal HaSulam, Letter No 12). Before each congress many friends feel that their urge to connect fades a little. How can I appeal to the heart of the friend? With what?
Answer: Just ask for them, nothing else is required. That is first.
Second, naturally, before the congress, there is a division into those who rush to the congress, and those who, as if back off.
It depends on how much effort a person has made, and how ready he is, which affects him by pushing him either forward or backward.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 2/12/19