You are neither mind nor animal. You are a spirit being residing in a mammal. Part of your function is to teach and guide your mammal.
You are not a mammal. You simply reside in a mammal. You have been a resident of that mammal since it first germinated.
Dealing with your 'animal' (or 'flesh') nature.
When we worship, we must be able to distinguish between our Spirit Nature and our Animal Nature. Can you do it?
There is strong evidence that we live in a world greater than we can possibly know. A world populated by both visible and invisible beings.