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 enveloping Causal/Soul Body (golden orb) is the subtlest level of personal individuality, the enlivening source of life and consciousness for the current personality, all past life personalities, and all future life personalities. It could be called the Higher-Self.
The Mental/Intellectual Body (next inner level, bluish), is the vehicle for understanding, beliefs, thoughts, knowledge, and cognitive processes.
The Astral/Emotional Body (next inner level, multicolored), is the vehicle for emotion, desire, imagination, personal power, and is a focus of feeling.
The Etheric/Vital Body (next inner level, light bluish), is the vehicle for energy and vitality, the subtle basis for the physical body.
The Physical Body (at the center, tan colored), is the vehicle for stability, separation, and individual focus.
The Personality is composed of the Mental/Intellectual Body, the Astral/ Emotional Body, the Etheric/Vital Body, and the Physical Body, as a unit. The Personality is very temporary and is changed or recreated every lifetime, effectively erasing past life memories on a personality level. All past life experience, knowledge, and developed ability is retained on a Causal/Soul Body level as the Causal Body lasts many millions of years.
The above image is of the bodies in their optimal healthy state. Most people look more like: The Energy Bodies In Their Common Unhealthy State.