The Earth obeys the will of the Lord. So, when I sin, I put myself below the dust of the Earth. At those times, my Spiritual Man sleeps, and the Natural Man takes over. My Spiritual Man needs to wake up and rise above the dust of the Earth. Paradoxically, humbling my Natural Man awakes my Spiritual Man.
That is part of the message in the First Chapter of the Second Book of Nephi (2 Nephi 1), in the Book of Mormon.