from Nosso Lar (film poster)
When we are in a physical body we experience through the senses of that body which allows us to function in the material plane. When we leave this body we will experience a reality commensurate with the frequency of our disembodied consciousness. Even in this non-physical state it seems beings function through a form similar to the physical body but operating on a more subtle plane of existence with different characteristics.
The question may arise: where is this spiritual body now? While we are focused through the physical body our spirit body is contained within the physical form. It is this spirit body that provides the link between our higher selves and the matter of the physical body.