Spirit in most of us is asleep. It awakens occasionally and we feel it when touched with inspiration or the need to forgive.
Consciousness, for most people, is ego and the human brain. Both of these are physical and thus vulnerable. They obey the laws of action-reaction, physical reality. Ego is the urge to protect and to project "self." Ego is an awareness of self as important. Ego is what Christ called "first."
Humility is the antidote to ego. Humility takes out the importance of "self." By being meek, we open the door to spirit. This allows us to follow the first law, which is to love others as ourselves. This removes any importance on the things of this world. We loosen our attachments to things (possessions, reputations, names, property, money, power, influence and the like). With True Love, things are no longer important. If we make a billion dollars, we can give it to feed the hungry. We have no attachment.
Spirit is invulnerable. When we are fully in spirit, even the body is no longer important. But we can be responsible for it.
With the spirit, we can take 100% responsibility for all that happens to us. This is the viewpoint of invulnerability. We can no longer be a victim and there is no longer any room for blame. Turning the other cheek becomes effortless and natural. Forgiveness is easy.