I was thinking about the confinement that the Derech Hashem discusses of the neshamos (spiritual creations) within the physical body. I'm guessing/assuming (feel free to connect) that spritual creations can be aware of one another and relate/communicate with each other.
My question essentially is what affect does being confined in the גבול of a physical body have on that:
- while "bound" in the physical body of a person can they still relate/communicate directly with each other or are they totally bound and thus can only connect through the body? i.e. does a neshamah "recognize" another (perhaps even without either person being aware) (as the Derech Hashem says that the connection to the body is a strong one קשר אמיץ but doesn't say the same about the גבול) or does the confines of a body act to totally block any recognition?
- Along the same line, if this confine is not a total barrier, can neshamos that are no longer bound to the physical (e.g. after death) relate/connect/communicate with those neshamos that are still bound without going through the body (e.g. without the living person even aware)
- Derech Hashem 1:5:1 - הרוחניים, הם נבראים משוללים מגשם, בלתי מורגשים מחושינו, ומתחלקים לשני מינים, האחד נשמות, והשני נבדלים. - הנשמות, הם מין נבראים רוחניים, התעתדו לבא בתוך גוף, ליגבל בתוכו וליקשר בו בקשר אמיץ, ולפעול בו פעולות שונות בזמנים שונים. - הנבדלים, הם מין נבראים רוחניים, בלתי מעותדים לגופות כלל, ונחלקים לשני חלקים, הא' נקרא כחות, והב' מלאכים. - Spiritual entities, which are creations removed from any physicality and undetectable by our senses, are divided into two categories. The first is neshamos, and the second are transcendentals. - The neshamos are a type of spiritual creation which are destined to be put into a body, to be bound in it and connected to it with a strong connection, and to act through it various acts and various times. - The transcendentals are spiritual beings which are not destined to go into bodies, and they are divided into two sections, the first are called "forces" and the second are angels.
Likewise when the Torah discusses Yaakov wrestling with the שר של עשיו - is it only nations that have a spiritual counterpart that can interact with others (like spiritual creations) or do individuals each have one too
Applying this concept - if 2 people are attracted to each other and get married, did their spiritual counterparts feel the need to connect and thus communicated to the physical counterparts a strong desire to be with the other/marry?