Answer: Yes, a framework is vital. They refer to Tzimtzum, Masach, and different restrictions that we impose upon ourselves in order to feel the Creator because we do not feel anything that has no boundaries.
When we are in a group and we tie ourselves to the friends, we reach a state in which we can feel through which connections and ties we can attain the Creator.
Question: What is the connection and the barrier between the Creator and us made of?
Answer: This connection is made of the resistance to egoism. The forces of yearning for connection with the friends and the Creator need to be greater than the forces of yearning for personal pleasure, and they are what builds the restriction inside us so that we can feel the Creator.
Question: With which desires can we feel the connection between the Creator and us?
Answer: With a desire that is aimed at the friends. Subconsciously I reject the Creator by my negative attitude to the friends. I get closer to feeling the Creator when I want to get closer to the friends.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/18/19