It is written, “For you did not see any image.” This requires interpretation, for what fool would think and gather that there is any corporeal similitude in the Creator? But in truth, this is why there is attainment in the Creator in the world, for no desire awakens for that which does not exist in reality. (Baal HaSulam, A Sage’s Fruit Volume 2, “From My Flesh I Shall See God”)
In other words, “How can we perceive the Creator, if he has no material form? This is possible only in a new awakening desire. Thus, we can speak about the spiritual and its laws.” (Michael Laitman, “I Will Know the Creator from Within Myself,” a modification of Baal HaSulam’s “From My Flesh I Shall See God”)
We have no spiritual desires. Spiritual desire is the desire to bestow, to love truly, not like in our world, when we love ourselves or our reflection in others.
Spiritual love, which is true, selfless, and sincere, has nothing to do with the person himself and consists only in the fact that he gives himself for the sake of others or for the sake of the Creator, which is one and the same.
Comprehension of the Creator is possible only to the extent of similarity to Him. Therefore, if we discover in ourselves the property of bestowal, then we begin to feel the Creator in it. And whoever has not achieved this property has no opportunity to feel the Creator or any forces of the upper world.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 6/23/19