Answer: To the degree that a person acquires faith, meaning that he acquires the characteristic of bestowal, he begins to feel a world that is hidden from him, the upper force that is concealed from him called the Creator. When a person acquires the characteristic of bestowal, he begins to feel that he exists in the space of the upper force and he departs from the frameworks of time, movement and location because in the upper world these limitations don’t exist.
Our worldly life can be called beastly because it exists on the levels of still, vegetative, and animate nature. The level of Adam—Man—is above this. So a person who wants to attain the upper world begins to feel his worldly life only as a support, as a condition for attaining the upper world. His worldly life could end at any moment, and what he attains in the upper world always remains with him, he exists within this and continues to ascend further in the levels of spiritual development.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/25/16