Answer: Yes, they are. There are times when souls are more in need of either material or spiritual disturbances. Moreover, a material disturbance is not just a lack of livelihood. It can be diseases, drugs, problems with ecology, with anything, not to mention money and everything else.
These disturbances are not on the spiritual, but on the physical level, on matter. Therefore, our world is called material. All humanity experiences such disturbances.
Spiritual disturbances are unique and virtuous, when the Creator limits us in rapprochement between us and in rapprochement with Him in our connection. They lead us straight to the goal. Therefore, we need to replace material disturbances with spiritual ones since a person goes from spiritual disturbances directly to the goal.
We must learn to perceive them correctly. We will then have no problems. I will rejoice in constantly arising spiritual problems.
I do not want friends, I reject them, I do not want to get up, to come to the lessons, to smile at someone. All these are spiritual disturbances. This is how the Creator gives me the opportunity to overcome them and connect even more with my friends each time.
Question: What is better: to sit in the group with friends when one of them is in constant spiritual descent and worries, or is it preferable to be closer to the Creator when you are in joy and aspiration? Or these are different revelations?
Answer: These are really different states. You cannot say which one is better and which one is worse. What the Creator gives you at any given moment means that this is what is necessary for your specific correction. You just need to understand how to use any state as productively as possible.
From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0