Your infinite mind and eternal existence are aspects of your soul, but do not assume that they do not express in physical form. These transcendent elements of your being are available for your use. Though human awareness can only comprehend finite elements of them, it does not hinder their assimilation into your reality to the degree that you are willing to accept them. Understanding is not the operative element to utilize these attributes: it is acceptance that they are an aspect of your being.
The exploration of these divine traits within your human experience will open understanding and insight into them. You might ask if their influence on your life is in proportion to your understanding. No? But it is to the degree of your acceptance and acknowledgment of them as elements of yourself. This attitude gives permission for your true identity to gain active access to your life. The pursuit of understanding of spiritual matters may be the journey, but acceptance is the core of the spiritual experience. Many would understand this as faith.
Understanding and acceptance create a well-rounded, spiritual pursuit. You do not have to wait to understand in order to experience. Acceptance, i.e. faith, opens the willing spirit to a myriad of growth experiences for enlightenment. Learning is a tool to give understanding to something you already accept as true. Let acceptance of your greater self open the door to access into your world, and the pursuit of understanding turns the light on in your consciousness to utilize them effectively.
Be patient in the process, consistent in your pursuit and open in your attitude—and all will be made known and experienced.