Q. In regard to the intention needed when sitting in the sukka , should one preferably have both kavanot together, clouds of honor and real sukkot, in his mind at the same time? or maybe they are contrary and oppose each other?
A. P’ri Megodim (M”Z 625) maintains that one can focus and concentrate on both intentions at the same time as they are not mutually exclusive.
Chassam Soffer (Droshos 1: p. 55) quotes from Chayei Adam that they were indeed both types of sukkos present while in the desert. For those in a higher spiritual state the ananei kavod was their main abode. For those who were expelled from the machane and had to camp outside of the protection of the honor clouds, they had to build their own material sukkos. (See Piskei Teshuvos 625 : 1: n.3).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the main kavana should be on the ananei kavod as is the opinion of Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 625: 1). However one may preferably concentrate on the real sukkos too.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a