“Keeping the commandments” in a Kabbalistic group is the connection between ten or less people who decide among themselves that they want to attain the Creator. Thus, they must connect and begin to assemble a group united according to the laws of the soul, to the laws of mutual bestowal. It is good if there are ten of them; however, if this does not work out, then it is written that the minimum is two people.
If we want to reveal that the Creator is bestowing, we must bestow to Him. First of all, we need to build an instrument of bestowal, so we start to create it between us. As it is written: “And from love of friends one can reach love of the Creator.”
We scrutinize what it means to love and bestow to each other. Everything should manifest in the connection between us and not somewhere in heaven. It is necessary to check whether all our previous ideas about connection between people belong to what should be manifested in the soul, that is, in the corrected ten. All our work consists of such clarifications of our actions and intentions.
If every day in every lesson, we clarify the type and nature of the connection between us and are always examining its strength and most importantly its quality, then we will begin to climb the steps. We ourselves determine how close we are to the Creator since He will not let us advance more than our preparation allows. We ourselves set the speed of our advancement.
We then begin to feel not our personal, individual states, but what is happening between us, in the center of the group, in our relations. This is what determines our attitude toward the Creator and the Creator’s attitude toward us. Our connection with the upper force happens in the point of our connection. Therefore, we are constantly working on this point and want only to identify, enlarge, and live in it more and more, until it becomes a point of our merging with each other and with the Creator.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/4/19, Lesson on the Topic “The Right Way To Study The Wisdom Of Kabbalah,” Part 1
1 Minute 1:33:40