Answer: Each of us should constantly work internally, and it makes no difference whether it is during a meal or not. I always have to work in order to be in the center of the group internally and to look for the Creator concealed there. And it is said “a hiding God,” “the upper is hiding.”
I only need to bring myself to the point of connection, of adhesion, and then to constantly expand it by feeling many attributes, feelings, sounds, and Lights in it, which means to discover it.
The more I clarify the point of adhesion, where the Creator is, the deeper I delve into it and the sooner I will begin to feel its attributes and the combination between them, and thus will summon the influence of the upper Light upon myself. Then I will discover a special passage to the upper world.
This is what we have to engage in and not only during the meal.
Gradually the point of adhesion will begin to expand, and from this central point of creation, it will first become the world of Assiya, and then the world of Yetzira, Beria, etc. I will begin to unite the individual souls inside me into one general soul on the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking. This will gradually be revealed in life, a complete connection between feelings and understandings, and is continuous work.
The meals, meeting the friends, and dissemination only add their extra forms to the inner search. All our work has to be focused on this one point.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/17/14, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman