Without being aware of it, every day you are reproducing the two great cosmic processes of descent into matter and the return to spirit
"Without being aware of it, every day you are reproducing the two great cosmic processes of descent into matter and the return to spirit, of incarnation and discarnation, of birth and death. When you get dressed in the morning, you start by slipping on the lightest garment, a vest or a shirt… and you move on to thicker and thicker garments, until you get to a coat if you’re going out into the cold. In the same way, to incarnate on earth, you entered bodies of increasing density: the mental, the astral, the etheric, and finally the physical. And when you undress at night to go to bed, it’s the reverse process: you take off each of these layers one by one. In the same way, one day you will free yourself from your different bodies to return to the other world.
Everything that involves clothing and covering symbolizes incarnation into matter. We dress to descend, and we undress to rise and return to the realm of the spirit. To remove one’s clothes is to pass through the opaque world of appearances to discover the reality of the spirit."