We are a spiritual being having a human life, yet we keep telling people they should not be human. Now that’s silly because the soul wanted us to evolve through human evolution.
We live in a body with a mind, so when we talk about getting out of the way of ourselves, it is lifetimes of growth and doesn’t feel very spiritual to most. The soul is working each lifetime to make better personalities to work with. The essential job of the soul is to serve spirit. We are a constant work in progress on the path to self-realisation, so to keep pointing out to people they are not nearly there is generally not helpful to their growth.
We are where we are until we change. It’s our journey and not a competition nor for us to try, and make people feel smaller for where they are. It’s between them and their souls, thus none of our business. Not that it stops some taking out the teachers preaching stick, when helping others on the path can be done in much wiser ways.
The soul’s growth is not dependent on the details, but rather what our choices and attitudes were while making those decisions. They have everything to do with why we are where we are now. We are all here to bridge the gap between the higher self and the personality, so no matter how evolved we are, there is still a gap, thus advanced souls are also bridging the gap.
Constantly telling people we are not the body or the mind, and everything we see is an illusion doesn’t help people understand themselves either. Especially when we are then told what we think about ourselves isn’t the true self. Although true, you may now see where I am going with this.
Throwing off statements like this, thinking they stand alone only makes people feel inadequate and inferior. It only shows we have knowledge of this, and does not necessarily show another how well we have evolved in knowing that knowledge, because without transformation it is just information.
We only show where we are by the way we meet the world, and how we live it. The soul only permeates our thoughts, feelings, and actions if we are living in the awareness of transformation. Only a small percentage of the soul is in the body and mind and why much of our evolvement is only at the soul level.