This linkage to the soul essence is what connects the individual lifetimes
this soul essence from which each lifetime “springs” is like data housed in "google cloud"
In this particular visual model, the body is the laptop and the essence stored in the cloud is “consciousness”
Time, from the vantage point of the soul essence, is folded
For each individual lifetime, though, the experience will appear, and be perceived as, linear in the sense that one lifetime "happened" historically before the other
but the conscious connection to a higher source is NOT linear
meaning that each individual linear body will have full access to a singular source
that is being "shared"
translated: the soul “essence” (source), as I mentioned above, sees them in folds
But the individual lifetimes perceive the connection though as a straight line
your spirit / soul essence is a single thing
every life and every physical body has a one to one relationship with this singular essence
but the essence can permeate multiple bodies at what may appear to be the “same time” because from the perspective of the essence there is NO LINE
so the essence permeates ALL lives
but the individual singular lives are all "different"
Even though they share this singular root
Each person from a particular essence will come with the same types of talents, predispositions -- always
So if you have artistic ability this time round, you had it before
If you are highly verbal, you were highly verbal (in one way or another)
Each lifetime is different -- because the body is different, the era in which you live is different, the DNA is slightly different
and the individual astrology chart is different
But the soul essence is constant
And this constant source influences (and conversely is influenced by) each individual incarnation
and this, to me, is how past lives can work if we try and imagine past lives as happening side by side in the same calendar year
but how consciousness can be expanded within the individual
at seemingly 'quantum speed"
to understand where the source "is"
is to have access to, in theory, unlimited levels of information
and processing speeds intellectually not normally perceived as possible
my theories about past lives are partly about past lives
but, more importantly, about how to "get good" at things
at lightning speed