there is a dominant soul essence -- a constant
and from this constant, never ceasing always there, essence . . . branches "branch off", each seeking experience(s)
and these "packets of experience" are continually in alignment, like a beam of light, with the core essence and when the packet of experience "stops experiencing" (i.e. "dies")
the essence simply absorbs the experiences and will soon beam out other body/experience pods into the "ethers"
these collective experience pods are both reflections of their "source essence" as well as definers of their source essence
the essence is constant, unchanging, yet the collective experience(s) modify (to some degree) the vibratory hum of the essence
on top of this, a mirror essence also always exists -- what we might refer to as the repository of the Goddess Akasha
it is this mirror essence that "exists" beyond form, timeless, pure
and based on the magnitude(s) of energy of the "soul essence", which sends beams out into the Earth seeking experience(s), there may be one life, two lives, or more
it is an antenna and a generator combined and the more powerful the antenna, the more potent to power pack, the more lifetimes one can experience and can also send out "light beams" towards
so that each "pod of experience" has a way "home"
yet they are never gone, as the essence is a constant and each lifetime always aligned with the dominant essence, so death is not a "going someplace"
but rather a change in form back into the essence who will send out other pods as (s)He sees fit
and yeah I get it -- who am I to say all this, what makes me the one with the answer
a reasonable and fair question to ask, one for which I have no reasonable nor adequate answer
nonetheless . . . this is how "it works"