Answer: In the wisdom of Kabbalah, time is not measured with astronomic hours; rather, it is according to the number of spiritual states called ascents and descents.
Time is a function of the intensity and frequency of the integration of a person in a group. The group is an amplifier of the intensity of the Upper Light, and the frequency of integration grows accordingly. It is possible to move the same distance in ten years or ten minutes.
Spiritual distance is not measured according to parsecs, kilometers, miles, or inches, but by the difference in intensity between the egoistic levels.
Suppose a person is on a particular level and later on a higher level. The difference between the levels is the spiritual distance. What this means is that distance is the difference between the spiritual potentials of a body that is sometimes found in one state and sometimes in another state.
Question: What is the connection between time and egoism?
Answer: Time depends on the intensity of the operation of the ego. A person can accelerate or slow down time; it doesn’t change by itself. If a person doesn’t take any action, he doesn’t go forward in time. Therefore, spiritual time is equal to zero until a person begins to create it within himself. Time, like every other parameter, depends only on me.
When a person is within a group, the upper force, the Light is in the center of the group, and time is determined according to the strength of the longing that a person has for the center of the group. This means that time is a function of the strength of his longing.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/15/16