Baal HaSulam, Letter 12: “But what I ask most of all is that you brace yourselves and be strong, and the Creator will be with you. Do speak to the sagging friends to join us, and foreign fears will depart from them, and if they make the house vacant, there will be room for idols. Do not fear the blaze of the swirling sword on the way of the tree of life.
And if you wish to know, I will inform you that I do not find myself far from you at all, and one who feels remoteness, it is because of himself.
Baal HaSulam writes to his students rom afar and guides them and instructs them not to be afraid of anything.
The problem is that the Creator tests a person to see whether he is ready to see only the one unique upper force in everything and not to see anything else but Him.
There should be no superstitions here. Superstitions refer to foreign forces other than the Creator. There should not be any other objects that can influence a person, only the Creator through some puppets He operates through strings. These can be one’s relatives, friends, troubles, all of which are basically managed by the one unique force.
So if a person frees the Temple, the place where the Creator is revealed, of different idols, of different foreign sources that influence him, he makes room that the Creator eventually fills.
Baal HaSulam writes: “And if you wish to know, I will inform you that I do not find myself far from you at all, and one who feels remoteness, it is because of himself.” It only seems to you this way because of your uncorrected attributes, while I feel you in my attributes, and so I am among you, right by your side, together with you, in constant direct contact with you.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/12/19