Answer: I am very happy that The Book of Zohar gives you so much pleasure and you find it relaxing.
Indeed, this book was written in a special language. There is incredible power in it. When you read it, you feel infinite goodness, a sweet feeling of tremendous power that helps you, envelops you, leads you forward, supports and cares for you. Precisely because of this, The Book of Zohar is a great book.
Even if you read it in translation, you will begin to feel it contains a higher goodness. That is why it influences people so strongly.
Comment: Baal HaSulam wrote that one should begin studying the wisdom of Kabbalah specifically in Kabbalistic language because concepts like Keter, Hochma, Bina, and so forth do not awaken materialistic associations in people. But against our will, when we read The Book of Zohar, all kinds of images appear in our head.
My Response: Even if all kinds of images appear when reading The Book of Zohar, I still recommend reading it anyway.
Everything will gradually work itself out. When reading, you find yourself embraced by an immense good force that knows how to work with you. You don’t need to direct yourself toward it, say the right things, hide anything, or pretend something…relax like a baby in his mother’s arms.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/24/16