Question: On one hand, a group in Kabbalah means not people themselves, but the totality of their desires.
On the other hand, this group of people united by a single idea is necessary in order to increase the desire because everyone comes to it with their small desire for spirituality. Therefore, the goal of the group is to increase the desire. How does this happen?
Answer: No. The goal of the group is to connect with each other to the extent that it represents one single desire.
The group is assembled not by people, but from above. It is powered by the upper light, the Creator. Therefore, the action of the members of the group is to unite and become as similar as possible to the upper light.
This is a very complicated relationship because it exists against their huge egoism. But the greater their rejection from each other and the greater their aspiration to each other, they achieve a certain combination between egoistic darkness and altruistic light in this and a state arises in which they can feel the upper force.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/6/19