Question: In the Kabbalistic practice all spiritual states are accompanied by disturbances. What kind of disturbances can there be and how do we use them for spiritual growth?
Answer: Our life consists of questions and answers. This is how we and almost all of nature are controlled from above.
But inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature is always presented with questions that are automatically answered. Thus, all of nature, except man, is governed by instinct.
While a person exists between plus and minus, questions and answers, he has his own interference in them and the need to scrutinize them. He must understand what kind of a question arises in him every time, relate it to nature, the Creator, and try to find the right answer.
If he positions himself in this way all the time, then he has the right attitude toward his life, to nature, and to the Creator. As a result, he makes it clear that any questions arise in him only for his advancement, attainment, and feeling of an ever-increasing understanding of the world.
All our lives we move in this way: plus-minus, left-right, etc. This is how nature influences us. Therefore, we should look at all the alleged obstacles that arise not as obstacles, but as auxiliary conditions by which we can further develop and elevate.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 2/4/19