Humans are a composite of eternal and physical. We have a physical body and conscious mind that interact with the physical world that we live in. We also have an eternal soul that is really who we are. Consequently we have two natures. The soul consists of spirit from the higher, heavenly dimensions while the body God clothed us with was an animal body with an animal nature. This animal nature was needed for survival in the hostile lower dimensions that we reside in. The two natures constantly struggle against each other. The soul strives for doing what is right and good while the animal body strives to satisfy only physical needs. Those who successfully deal with this struggle become more spiritual, service minding humans desiring to serve God and their fellow man while those that allow the physical animal to dominate become just that – animals.
It is the eternal soul that resides in our subconscious where we connect to the heavenly dimensions through prayer. Prayer works to pierce into the heavenly dimensions by taking the thoughts of our conscious mind and powering them with passion and emotion to energize the thoughts and send them into those heavenly dimensions where the Creator and His angels reside. This is the process of interacting, connecting and living in the kingdom of God. It is allowing God and His word to reside and come to life in the innermost part of your being – your soul. It is who you really are connecting with who God really is and becoming one with Him. Just as God is one, we strive to be one with Him! “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Look deep into your soul as you connect with God and His word and make it so. That is the process of working out your salvation with fear and trembling.