When a person is going to die and the sentence to exit the world is on him, the high spirit is added to him. (The Book of Zohar)
We are not talking about material death. “To die” means to rise from one state to another.
All the lives and deaths about which The Book of Zohar speaks we must endure during our animal life. A person must die at the previous stage and rise to the next.
The previous one seems to be dying for him, as we sometimes say: “You’re dead to me. I no longer feel you, I don’t feel you, I don’t perceive you.” We must also treat this state in the same way: wait and act in such a way that it will die out, become an obsolete, worked-out stage.
A person feels that he is acquiring a new life. “Whoever wants to live (to ascend to the next level), mortify yourself” at this level.
The High Spirit is added to him to an extent which he never had before. The spirit of the next step, its light, descends to a person in order to spiritually, morally, and internally raise him to the next step. This spirit is above him, like the surrounding light (Ohr Makif).
And since it is upon him and becomes attached to him, he sees what he has never been rewarded with seeing, because the next step opens up for him, a higher light enters him.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #20