Three questions I received on the experience of being a Kabbalist:
Question: People come to you asking about what to change their name to, couples asking if they should get married and what to name their babies. How do you know what to answer them?
My Answer: I do not have any supernatural abilities. I give advice as a person with lots of life experience, and I may be wrong.
My recommendations hold no mystical spells or powers. In fact, no one has such powers! People such as Wolf Messing have a natural ability to see our world and to see the future; however, none of these “psychics” are Kabbalists. They’re only able to sense our world better than other people, but not the Upper World.
I’m a Kabbalist – I see the Upper World and the path leading to it. During our Kabbalah studies, to the degree we aspire toward correction, we evoke the Upper Light – the Creator’s force of love and bestowal, which corrects us. Even the beginners, who don’t yet have the qualities to clearly sense the Light, can feel this force and its influence during the studies.
However, in all other respects, I am just like everyone else.
Question: Do Kabbalists eat meat?
My Answer: They always have.
Question: Is Rav Laitman a Kabbalist?
My Answer: I don’t know, but he eats meat!