'The etheric body is the first and densest of your energy bodies. Its purpose is to hold the vital energy and sustain the physical body, while connecting it to the higher energy bodies-the emotional, mental, etc. One’s etheric body can be damaged during times of stress, grief, loss, big disappointment, or other difficult circumstances. If there is a ‘crack’ in our etheric body our vital force leaks out, and we may feel depressed, depleted of energy, lose weight, develop physical illness and even die. In such cases, no amount of therapy, healing, even energy healing, or other treatments will ever work. First, the etheric body needs to be repaired, and then with the accumulation of natural vital energy our health and happiness are restored.