Consciousness does not need physical form. But physical form needs Consciousness. And Consciousness enjoys physical form, because physical form is the leading edge of thought. So, Consciousness expands through the physical form. It’s not one or the other.
End the war within yourself and you end war in the world
In reality you project your own energy out to form the physical world. Therefore, to change your world, it is yourself you must change. You must change what you project.