All energy must be encased and all energy is a tool. What works for one as a tool does not necessarily work for another as a tool. Think about the magnitude of the statement that all energy is a tool ~ there are uncountable energy forms.
When you hear the words, in spirit, there is the implication that it does not have anything ~ that you are either in a body or in spirit. We define in spirit as your perception of what is concrete to you. And spirit, then, is what is abstract to you.
A process takes forever sometimes ~ forever being a very long time. :-) And, it may seem in your management of Self that you are able to have answers immediately in many parts of your life and in other parts you seem to struggle.