Question: If the Torah is the book of instructions telling us about the spiritual path, how can we follow them if we don’t feel anything but this world?
Answer: First we have to rise. The Torah wasn’t written for people who are below the Machsom (the barrier separating us from spirituality). Even when it tells us about different events such as the Egyptian exile, the forefathers, or Babel, the real meaning of what is said there can only be revealed by those who are already engaged in the spiritual work, beyond the Machsom.
Everything depends on the level of revelation of the spiritual concepts. The Book of Zohar, for example, explains the word Beresheet (Genesis) in a way that includes the whole path, from the beginning to the end.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/15/2012, Writings of Rabash