Question: What does it mean to constantly be under impact of the spiritual and to feel the Creator at least 1%? Does a Kabbalist feel the spiritual world all the time in the same manner or does he sometimes exit it?
Answer: A person feels the spiritual world and at the same time he feels this world. He does not clearly distinguish between the existence of the corporeal body and the attainment of the world the surrounds him.
He lives in the corporeal body constantly, and feels it when asleep or awake. But he doesn’t feel the spiritual world when he is asleep, because then he is immersed only in his corporeal body.
In spirituality, a person has to attain the permanent feeling of the upper world, and when the corporeal body disappears from his sensations, he will permanently feel the spiritual world.
As long as the physical body exists, it controls a person’s feelings and suppresses the spiritual sensation, and a person has to make an effort in order to feel the spiritual world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16