Question: In the Torah, many times the future was foreseen: the prophetic dreams of prophets are mentioned and there were people who interpreted them. How does the wisdom of Kabbalah relate to palmistry and seeing the future in dreams?
Answer: The Kabbalists can truly foresee the future, not in a dream but in a state of absolute wakefulness, by way of a special ascent to the next level. This is thanks to acquiring the characteristic of bestowal instead of the characteristic of reception, an altruistic characteristic instead of an egoistic characteristic. By being released from the material somewhat, they begin to feel a higher level, a level of the forces that manage matter. By entering into the field of these forces, a person begins to see the past, present, and future, beyond time.
So for a Kabbalist, prediction of the future is generally not a prediction; rather, it is the present situation, just like all the rest of time. I offer this to everyone, but first they must rise to a level called “prophetic.” To do this, no special skills are needed but desire. All the rest of the prophecies, including palmistry are basically “slight of hand.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/20/16