What the general mass of earth humans would consider to be physical and spiritual are different condensations and densities of ALL-Creation. Therefore, the idea that only the spirit-dimension is 'spiritual' is false, for indeed, all can be considered spiritual; essentially, Creational, because all is indeed Creation expressing itself in varying, unfolding, infinite forms. The earth human has often found his/herself in a one-sidedness, largely thanks to religious influences which includes isolationist-monk-life philosophies. This is not to say religions have given all bad to human beings, because there are some things that are quite wise and true. Indeed, religion is baked with half-truths which makes it much easier for people to slip into and become lost. If it were the case that all of religious teachings were lies, then they would have no followings because it would be an easy-to-identify illogical mess. Yet this is not the case because there are also the times where religions may teach some very good things for mankind - including several meditative practices and ideas found in eastern religions in sects of Hinduism and Buddhism. Even Christianity and Islam contain bits and pieces of wisdom despite the enormous amount of distortion in them from the once true teachings of Jmmanuel and Mohammed.
These references are important to identify because the more the human being lives a true-reality based life, which should really be the replace for the so-called 'spiritual' life, then he/she becomes increasingly aware that all of the texts, doctrines, arcana, and so forth they may discover and read, can only be, at best, guidelines, because the true so-called spiritual living is in fact living and experiencing reality. Therefore a simple study of the guideline remains a study, a one-side of the coin, which the earth human is all too used to. Their one-sidedness is easy to see with materialism and material-based logic which in no way reflects Creational-spirit-logic, the true timelessness which gives the directive-leading-force to physical expressions (creatures, plants, birds, bees, all physical), the latter of which is indeed subject to die yet repeat in similar forms such as the case with reincarnations. Indeed, though one may reincarnate time and time again, he/she is not the same personality as they were in previous lives, yet the spirit remains the same, though it has grown. This is a timeless logic that requires deep reflection.
Yet is important to bring to the surface for the understanding of deeper secrets and mysteries of Creation which requires not just a one-sidedness of any form which can include only reading doctrines and guidelines with little to no practical application in the actual life. As long as the earth human remains in this one-sidedness, afraid to even try actual living, then the secrets of the universe will remain closed to him/her. Even in the sciences of the earth human beings will always remain limited as long as they continue to think in a one-sided manner which in no way reflects true oneness-unity which is a coming together of both polarities - positive and negative as one. Just as it is with the human body, there are multiple processes creating the human being and so also applies to reality at large. The earth human must, sooner or later, learn to adapt and grow in their higher senses in order to truly understand the totality of Creation. Though even what was said remains metaphoric because the totality of Creation is simply impossible to comprehend with human thinking brains.
By understanding the combination, respect, and honor of both sides like a proper marriage, the same must also be applied to the consciousness and spiritual evolution. The physical consciousness is hooked to the spiritual counterpart and all its various processes. Therefore, the proper thinking leads to proper food for the spirit which in turn leads to greater energy for the consciousness which then leads to greater thought, and so, the process continues over and over again in circular formation. What the human being thinks in mightiness is what they become, but what they also deposit into the consciousness is also the food that will be given to the spirit. Thus, the human being must ask themselves - exactly what am I thinking? He/she must question themselves if they are thinking the right thoughts, for the proper consciousness-programming leads to the proper spiritual-evolution.
The human being must make it his/her duty for the sake of consciousness evolution and naturally, with it, spiritual evolution, that their thoughts are of a pristine, mighty, powerful, progressive, loving, compassionate, harmonious, beautiful, strong, protective, light, positive-equalized nature. Yet it must be said that this is not a one-time stop where the human being finds this doctrine and suddenly rejoices that they get it. It is the case that such thinking requires a life-long dedication and commitment. Of course, there may be periods where the human being needs their breaks from the labor of consciousness development, and that is completely fine, but the life itself must continue being a striving. Regardless of the victories won or the successes achieved, the human being must continue to work until the day they close their eyes.
Of course, it must also be mentioned that this word, 'work', can be vastly taken out of context and only be applied to jobs, careers and so forth. Yet it must be known that jobs, careers, financial gain and so forth comes second to consciousness evolution, for consciousness evolution is the true-life purpose and the only way to truly evolve the spirit. By evolution of the consciousness, it leads to evolution of the spirit, and through this constant back and forth process, each existence (incarnation) becomes greater and greater. However, this benefit of increased spiritual power and wisdom does not only begin at the next lifetime, rather, it starts in the current if the work is nurtured and thoroughly applied throughout the life.
Proper programming of the consciousness is like growing and maintaining a garden. It requires consistency, persistence, patience, care, love, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, joy, harmony and peace. One must not strap their consciousness into some kind of bondage where they condemn themselves for the sake of evolution, lest the personality will backfire and rebel against such savage dominance. He/she must be a good leader to themselves, knowing when they must hit the gas and when to hit the brake. He/she must know that their specific evolution is specifically tailored to them and there is no competition with anything or anyone else. The human being may become inspired by others, regardless of if that is in a negative or positive way, but he/she at the end of the day, and by extension, the life, must and can only, answer to themselves for the life they have lived.
Therefore, it is of critical importance that the human being sees to it that he/she develops their own methodology of consciousness development. Indeed, guides, including the words you are reading now, are good, but true wisdom is universal; meaning it can be applied in varying forms adjusted and specifically tailored to whoever comes across it. That is the timelessness and preciousness of wisdom which is why it is truly the highest pearl. Wisdom is versatile and in no way a strict-by-the-book-only ruleset where the human being is unable to think for themselves. Wisdom is also acquired through experience which is why it is absolutely mandatory that the human being makes mistakes, and the greater the mistakes, setbacks, difficulties, obstacles, challenges and so forth, the greater the evolution of success, knowledge, love, wisdom, peace, harmony, and truth.
The human being must learn to respect the incarnation they are in and use its 'deck of cards' so to speak, to their advantage. He/she must be able to identify their strong points and lesser as well, and use this, wisely, to become the strongest, wisest, most powerful human being relatively possible. Indeed, relatively is the key word because perfection is relative. There will be a time, a moment, a period, a place, where an action, a deed, a thought, a procedure, an execution, a plan, a follow-through, a commitment, a doing, etc. is absolutely necessary, mandatory, and indeed, relatively perfect. Yet that physical time must one day expire, and that which was once, physically acceptable, does not necessarily account to the future in its exactness. Timelessness moves to and fro as does the becoming and the passing and utilizes various forms as it spawns.
This is a wisdom the earth human being must study very sufficiently because eons upon eons of one-sidedness has blinded them from understanding this basic truth, even to those who may have discovered the spiritual teaching. Again, reading, studying and talking is not enough because one must walk the talk and that is the other side of the coin that is often missing across the board with several earthling movements which may at first be an act of good but inevitably degenerate into mad evil simply because of the lack of understanding both sides of the coin and the necessity that they must be applied in equal measure. Yet primitive understanding of positive and negative also arises where the earth human believes they must be some half-good, half-evil monster which in no way reflects the actuality of positive and negative.
Once more, the human being must learn to adapt to their environment, incarnation, and respect what each and every given lifetime to them must accomplish and do - for each lifetime, regardless of having the same spirit-form, is different. Its variation in the timelessness must be respected and the specific consciousness given to each human being is uniquely tailored for that personality. Each human being who reads and studies these words must take it upon themselves to go out and discover themselves and that of Creation in true, practical experience and utilize the given wisdom which comes only through the act of living and discovery. He/she must know that the only way forward is through the stable growth and labor of consciousness and while this can be very slow for others due to various factors such as troubled childhoods, terrible educations, politics, religions and so forth, it can also be fast for others too, again depending on various circumstances.
It is not a given, because one may be born into religiousness, politics or contain deformed genetics, that they are suddenly screwed. Rather, it is fully possible those who have been born into the worst circumstances can flip this for the better and attain a tremendous evolution. At the same time, it's also possible that those born into nothing but good can have their evolutions stifled, and that can even include those who weren't born into a religious family. Again, it depends on the specific set of circumstances, consciousness, personality and spirit form which is completely unique and individual in its expression in order to go about creating consciousness evolution and by extension, spiritual growth.
Yet it is the natural-born duty of every human being to investigate themselves and discover who they are, what their purpose is and why they must strive forward, along with the duration, how fast, how slow, the specific methodologies and so forth. Each and every human being lives their lives for themselves and it is completely their own self-responsibility what they make of it, for better or for worse.