One merits deveikut by hitbodedut (seclusion) from people, 1 by writing “secrets of the Torah,” 2 and by performing the yichudim (acts of unification) known from R. Isaac Luria, of blessed memory. 3

When performing yichudim, meditate on God’s greatness to the best of your ability.

Also, be scrupulous in rising at midnight 4 and to join the day and the night [with Torah and prayer]. 5