The Torah is given to us on two levels. One of them is the level of the common man, which determines the framework of his community and household. After all, he has to believe in something, keep himself in the framework, perhaps even to aspire to something if he develops some kind of higher desires. But, in principle, the Torah was given in order to raise people to the level of the Creator where there is no matter, bodies, or images in any form.
On one hand, this disembodied force controls everything including our matter; it leads it to some kind of image, to some purpose. On the other hand, it itself is not felt at all. How can we treat it? There is no way. That is why for thousands of years people pray, cry, and torment themselves, no matter what they do, and there is no reaction.
And rightly so that it is absent. We do not reach the Creator. To get in connection with Him, we need to be on the same level with Him or at least try to be at the same level.
That is why the wisdom of Kabbalah has been revealed, and it explains how it’s possible to request this force, which is not felt, to raise us to the level of sensing it, the level of dialogue, and the level of integration with it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/13