Spirit? I don't know what you mean by the word "spirit"? Does such an entity exist? If it does, what is it?<quoted text>
For someone who constantly concerns himself with the spirit world you are awfully attached to the physical world with cosmetics and wealth, things that dont matter.
Who said material things don't matter? Jesus? He was ignorant.
Have you forgotten that matter is the repository of the higher states of consciousness?
Detachment is the key but by detachment I don't mean negligence or escapism.
If the basis - the physical body - is genetically sound (devoid of perversions like hypogamy, incest/inbreeding, diseases and serious personality defects) and well taken care of, the higher states of consciousness find it easier to manifest in and through it.
In fact, the perfection of the physical instrument is the most difficult of all tasks and mind you not a single religion or scripture talks about the powers of matter and the perfection of the body. Religions are all focussed on ascending into a supraphysical plane and leaving behind the body and earth matter to their unregenerate fate.