Sentient space-time beings such as us, for instance, though we exist only as nonphysical units of individuated consciousness, can interact experientially (experience physical reality) within the constraints of a space-time rule set, which provides the defining assumptions and physics for our interactive space-time virtual reality experience in the Physical Matter Reality consciousness evolution trainer.
Consciousness just is, while awareness ranges from very dim to very bright. Awareness collects data while intelligence is an attribute of awareness that processes, manipulates, evaluates, and interprets that collected data to produce original higher level understanding, organization or insight.
You have no massive body. Only the interactive experience of one. That virtual rock exists only in the simulation but because your body also exists in that same simulation, it can bonk you in the head and you will experience the trauma and suffer the consequences that the rule-set (science of energy transfers) computes.'
- excerpts from My Big TOE, by Thomas W Campbell