The higher we rise to the purpose of creation, the greater and more aggressive the egoism that is revealed to us becomes. As it is written: “Anyone who is greater than his friend, his inclination is greater.” We correct this egoistic desire and that is how we rise.
The only way we can rise is by climbing the mountain of broken desires that we inherited from the transgression of the tree of knowledge, that is, from the shattering of the system of Adam HaRishon. The Creator deliberately broke this system to give us a place for work and correction.
If the descent does not end but only intensifies, then I have not corrected it enough. I need to be incorporated in the ten even more with that descent and try by incorporating in everyone to turn this descent into an ascent.
This is how we advance: a descent, then an ascent to the same height, then an even deeper fall, an even higher rise until we come to the deepest fall and then rise to the maximum height, to the state of final correction.
This is why we need to strengthen ourselves more and more in the group in order to be able to climb the degrees of the ascent and remain in descents as little as possible.
If I did everything possible but still cannot get out of the state of descent, it means that the Creator is showing me that a prayer is missing here.
There are two conditions for ascent:
1. Connection in the group;
2. Help from above.
In order to get help from above, I need to raise a prayer from the descent, MAN, and receive help from above, MAD. Then I will have the strength to ascend.
All this I need to implement in the group. If a person is not in a group and cannot raise MAN together with his friends, then he will not receive help from above, MAD, and will not be able to rise. Then he just goes off this trajectory and returns to the old state. He does not ascend to a higher degree without connection in the group.
Therefore, he remains in his egoism and weighs everything inside it, cursing the teacher, the group, and the Creator. He could make a correct calculation to understand why this is happening to him, that he needs to work on this egoism every day.
We need a special elevator for the ascent: connection in the group and a request to the Creator. I enter the elevator, that is, I enter the group, I turn to the Creator, and He elevates not only me but all of us together.
Kabbalah explains the laws of nature to us. Whether we agree with them or not, they cannot be changed. If you want to advance, then study them and keep them. If we do not learn the laws of nature and keep them, then nothing will help. The Creator will not change anything in them. We will not be able to soften Him and beg Him to change the laws of nature. This has never happened and will never happen. After all, the Creator Himself is nature.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/30/21, “Baal HaSulam. Shamati 10. What is “Hurry, My Beloved,” in the Work?”