Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
Tanya Chapter 22
"Where does Negativity receive its energy"
As G-D created the world by concealing his infinite power, There are 3 levels of energy.
There is the direct flow of energy & in the direct flow there are 2 levels.
1) The Internal will of G-D. This is the source of energy when one is in a Holy state namely when one studies Torah, observes Mitzvot & Prays.
2) The external will of G-D. This is the basic energy in the world.
There is the indirect flow of energy. This is the flow of energy in the Negative energy & impurity that exists in the world. Not only is it indirect it also does not get internalized.
The essence of the lack of humility to G-D & full of arrogance is idolatry as the truth is that all is really nullified to G-D
G-D resides with those that are humble.