St. Isaac says that lower spiritual beings and realities cannot see higher ones: “Every thing that is above another is concealed from that which is beneath it.” This principal applies pretty consistently across all nonphysical reality.
And just about the time I got it, we were moving on to something new. So it is in our life with God. We are being led to a higher reality, a higher knowledge, a higher way of knowing. The rubrics, often awkward, are the prayers and rites and traditions. These help us, help us get it. Or really, help us get Him, Him who has been there all along, leading us out of the darkness of a merely mechanical, physical existence, into the Light of the knowledge of God.