Question: How do we feel the Creator? Is there a feeling of gratitude that He created us or something else?
Answer: If you have no spiritual vessels, then there is no sensation of the Creator, and it is impossible to explain this.
The sensation of the Creator is a feeling of belonging to the absolute truth, beyond all doubts, above your problems, and separate from all your petty calculations! You discover an “absolute” perfection. And this perfection is beyond all of your previous estimations.
Question: Does it follow that this feeling is detached from my connection with the friends?
Answer: On one hand, this is detached, and on the other hand, in spite of it all, through a link with the friends, you feel a slight touch of the sensation of the Creator. As it is said, “Exodus 33:23”: “And you will see My back, but My face shall not be seen.” But you can already guess that this is something beyond your Kelim, beyond your properties. So the question is: How is it possible to evaluate something beyond my Kelim? But this is how the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light), the Achoraim de Elyon is revealed.
But essentially, this is the middle line, without it, without this momentary contact with the Creator, all of your attainments are not worth anything. Even if we were to attain total peace and the Garden of Eden on the face of the Earth and everything were to seem wonderful, this entire idyll is worth nothing. For in the end, we need to attain some kind of affiliation with the upper force that is beyond us.
This is like an electric wire that is only required to reveal the electricity. The electricity doesn’t “flow” through the wire; rather, it is passed around the wire as the energy of an electromagnetic field; that is, the energy passes next to the wire and not within it. And the wire is so that the energy can be revealed next to it. That is how it also is with the friends; this is the material through which the Creator must be revealed.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/21/13, The Book of Zohar