Matter is derived from consciousness, consciousness is fundamental. Everything that we regard as existing, exists in consciousness. Consciousness begets Matter.
Without Torah, everything descends into chaos and consciousness ceases to be. The world was created with the Torah, it preserves consciousness, and within consciousness, everything exists. Our consciousness affects the physical world because they are one and the same. You affect your environment and your environment affects you. We are Living in the mind of God. Everything exists within consciousness. Look beyond the creation to the one creating it.