“What happens between God and you? What happens when this soul of yours comes to this planet? When you, the light of the soul, come in the soul to experience this creation what occurs? There are five layers of ether.
The first, most dense and tangible layer of the ether is when the soul cleans itself and has a receptivity to prepare itself to go back according to karmas and projections. The soul is held by the subtle body so it is neither in earth nor gone into merger in the One.” Yogi Bhajan
(via Ram Anand)