Question: Why have my feelings become inoperative? Previously, feelings came involuntarily, but now I have to ask the Creator even for love for my relatives.
Answer: It is very good. You are being taught what it means to feel right. So you can’t be like a child either crying or being happy.
Now you are beginning to collect other feelings that are more subtle, different. And then it all comes out. Patience is needed.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/26/20