We are Awake in the Spirit world nearly as long as we are awake in our world and when we are asleep on the earth side, we are awake on the spirit side of our life; the only difference between the two states being that the spirit body does not sleep while the natural body is awake but walks about intersphered with the natural body. Thus, we lead two lives at the same time and may make a name and a reputation in both worlds at once or in one only. Many a poor man is a power in the spirit world and will have a name awaiting him when he enters spirit life which kings might envy.
You may wonder how we can be responsible, when we sleep, for what our spirit may say and do in the Spirit World but we must remember that the Spirit is the real Self and it is not what the body does that will affect our future life but what the Spirit controlling that body may do through the body, which is its instrument for communicating with and operating in our world. It is true, we are only conscious (so far as the body is concerned) of one-half of our life. The other half is hidden from us in order that we may be less influenced by the surroundings in the Spirit World and be able to take in our experience in each world separately, so far as consciousness permits. If we could see both worlds at once, it would cause some confusion in our mind and render us less practical and useful in our sphere on earth. We could not take due care of the body and build up the spirit if we were subject to such confusion as would arise from our inability to tell which was material and which was spiritual. The food on our table, for example, might be spiritual and we might have to starve for want of means to buy the material food.