In fact I am not in the world, but the world is in me.
The process of “reading” the external reality as internal is divided into four stages and immediately at the first step I should be guided only by what I see.
And I see that the Creator is making this “projection” for me. It’s as if a projector is placed in me and it shows the whole world and all that happens to it. The light from the “bulb” of this “projector” passes through the “film,” divided into “frames,” and falls on the “screen,” i.e., in my mind; as a result, I see a current picture of the world. Well, the Creator Himself is the abstract Upper Light, the Light of Infinity.
Baal HaSulam writes about this in “Introduction to The Book of Zohar.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam