Spiritual/physical; matter is energy and You are energy. Yoga allows you to experience the flow of energy in your body; it opens your physical ‘channels’ up to that universal force. Chinese medicine and a host of other Eastern schools of thought have the same understanding. As you feel the force flow in your body, the inevitable consequence is that it floods your consciousness. As a direct result, your mind stills, thoughts slow down or ideally stop, and you perceive the underlying power which infuses mind, body and spirit. The logical conclusion is that this energy is the Real You, but that’s a mistake. You are indeed energy, but you are energy that perceives the ch’i, the flow of physical energy, not the ch’i itself. You the Soul are conscious, or we can say conscient – aware – energy. That is to say, the universal energy that flows, that is all matter, just flows. It just is. You, as distinct from that, are an individual point, a node of conscient energy, aware both of itself and of itself operating in the physical universe according to physical and non-physical rules; the law of gravity, the law of ethics. That is what makes us human beings what we are – unique.
I am a soul, a unit of conscious, conscient, non-physical energy, the only kind that has the power to know itself. I am also a unique individual. So are you. So is every one of us. Seven billion humans and counting, and every one unique. And because, as we know, energy can be neither created nor destroyed, we remain eternally individual. An eternal, individual soul. The Ecology of the Soul doesn’t subscribe to the ‘omnipresent’ idea, whether it’s God, conscient or conscious energy or anything else. No overall, general miasma of consciousness here, ladies and gents. We are unique individuals, as is God, and ever more shall remain so.
Congratulations. Shake spiritual hands with yourself. You have just been introduced to the real You, and it’s going to take the rest of your life to get to know You.