Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
The formula for advancement is to constantly check if you are using the "Rod" or the "Snake."
"Middle line" is when I am constantly checking, constantly clarifying if I am using the "rod," with positive forces that pull towards development, or the "snake," the forces that pull me away from the Creator. I must always keep the balance between them, like with a scale.
I am never in either the rod or the snake exclusively, but in examination if I am in one or the other, and through the examination, I am always in the middle. If I am constantly checking where I am, I am always in the middle, between them. This is called the "middle line," and it is this middle line that advances me since it commits me to constantly clarify.
One line is the snake, the attribute of reception, which is death. The second line is the desire of benevolence, the attribute of bestowal only, and it is impossible to advance with it. It is exactly the combination of them, with my incessant examination, that is my point of freedom. We constantly need to check where we are. This is the formula for advancement.
-from the 3rd part of the daily Kabbalah lesson (minutes 26-28)