You are more than the physical body that you sense. Your mind, emotions, and soul have their own bodies. These bodies are distinct from yet connected to your physical body. You have many bodies. Highly sensitive people have always been able to perceive one or more of these nonphysical bodies. Recent advances in science and technology are verifying their existence. Our day to day experience confirms their reality.
The Causal/Soul Body is named “Causal” because it is the originating source of each personality that incarnates in each lifetime. It is the source of your personality, causing it to be and exist. When your personality ends, the essence of you is absorbed back into the Causal Body. It is the first level of your individuality that is relatively immortal as the Causal Body exists for many millions of years, during your journey as a human through many incarnations or lifetimes. Animals have yet to obtain a Causal Body and super-humans that are liberated from the cycle of rebirth discard the Causal Body and move on to higher levels.
The word “Soul” is used as a label for many bodies or human aspects by various religions and cultures. Generally it is meant to designate the innermost individuality. Limitations of perception has caused this label to be applied to the astral body, the mental body and other inner aspects. Here it is applied to the Causal Body because it is the pinnacle of personal consciousness.
The Causal Body is the depository for all consciousness and virtues cultivated in each personality lifetime; especially developed will/power, love-wisdom, and creative intelligence. It is built out of all the benefits of all past lives. It is the treasure chest that safe-keeps the fruits of all past experiences. It is the vehicle that facilitates the unfolding of consciousness that we use physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It is the vehicle for human immortality, whether a personality is in incarnation or not.
Range of Consciousness:
The Causal Body/Soul is the central focal point of consciousness itself for the entire human being. Therefore its range of consciousness includes the physical, etheric, emotional/astral, mental/intellectual. As it awakens spiritually it becomes aware of other souls on its own level and participates in a universe and an existence independent of the personality. The Soul’s life is one of unity, group consciousness, love, wisdom, joy, bliss, and purpose. As it spiritually awakens with the aid of the meditating personality, it extends its range of consciousness into the Higher Mind/Manasic Body, Buddhic/Christic Body, Atmic Body, Monadic Aspect, and eventually the level of Logoic/ God/ Goddess/ Solar Aspect.
The Causal Body has two additional mental/manasic senses: Response to Group Vibration (used to find its soul group), and Spiritual Telepathy (used to communicate with other souls).
It lives primarily in the Manasic Universe. (For information about the Manasic Universe go to The 7 Universes.)
The experience of time is accelerated such that a physical lifetime is experienced as a day. (See Understanding Time.)
Viewed from a 3 dimensional perspective it appears as a radiant orb of white and golden light, a miniature sun, approximately 30 feet in diameter. It has vortices on the top and bottom, lines of light and sparkling energy throughout. Most people have slices missing that appear dark or vacant which are areas of consciousness that are to be unfolded in time.
It has a total of 5 spatial dimensions. (For more information on this go to Understanding Spatial Dimensions.)
Viewed from a 5 dimensional perspective it appears as a radiant, beautiful flower of light that is continually blossoming and turning in upon itself. It has 12 petals, each of which is a vortex that is rotating and conducts a major type of consciousness. As a person evolves through an average of 777 lifetimes these petals or vortices open and become radiant and functional. As the petals open they radiate subtle hues of the colors: orange, blue, yellow, indigo, green, violet, and much rose.
Causal/Soul consciousness is awakened through life and certain meditation practices.
See also: How to Determine If You Have Reached a Higher Level of Reality, and What Pseudo-Higher Planes/Levels Are.