Answer: It most probably seems that way to him.
A spiritual ascent is a very serious action that results from the absolute closeness of a person to a group and by receiving a special force from the group that gradually raises a person who mutually cooperates with it. This is an ascent to the attribute of love and bestowal, above our egoistic nature.
What is more, in this state nothing “seems” to a person because he has very accurate feelings down to the most elementary details of different desires and forces.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16